Definition for AF-FLIC'TION


  1. The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief; as, some virtues are seen only in affliction.
  2. The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, calamity, adversity, persecution. Many are the afflictions of the righteous. – Ps. xxxiv.

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