What does the word suppression mean?

Usage examples for suppression

  1. It will be remembered in this connection that since the suppression of the Pope's temporal power in Italy Malta has been looked upon as a possible future residence for the head of the Romish church. – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou
  2. The Chinese are a great nation, incapable of permanent suppression by foreigners. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  3. Indeed, there are those who are unkind enough to say, that we now have to make use of more means than ever in proportion to the population for the suppression of vice and crime, and that they are more emphatically demanded even than at the time of the Encyclopedists. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh

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