Etymology
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oppressor (n.)

"one who exercises undue severity in the use of power or authority," c. 1400, oppressour, from Old French opresseor, from Latin oppressor "a crusher, a destroyer," from opprimere (see oppress (v.)). In Middle English also "a criminal; a rapist" (mid-15c.).

updated on September 04, 2019

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Definitions of oppressor from WordNet

oppressor (n.)
a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures;
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