English word oppression comes from Latin opprimo, and later Latin oppressio (Oppression, overthrow, suppression. Pressing down.).
Oppression detailed word origin explanation
|opprimo || Latin (lat) ||(figurative) I crush, put down. I capture. I press down upon; I suppress.. I take by surprise. |
|oppressio || Latin (lat) ||Oppression, overthrow, suppression. Pressing down. |
|oppression || Old French (fro) || |
|oppression || Middle English (enm) || |
|oppression || English (eng) ||A feeling of being oppressed.. The act of oppressing, or the state of being oppressed.. The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. |