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​"The social act of placing severe restrictions on an individual, group or institution.  The oppressed individual or group is devalued, exploited and deprived of privileges by the individual or group which has more power." (Barker, 2003)

Source: Barker, R.L. (2003). Definition of oppression. Social Work Dictionary. Retrieved May 11, 2017 from http://www-personal.umich.edu