Politicians including David Cameron have been using this word a lot recently, describing police investigations into sexual misbehaviour and even rape as "witchhunts", even when the person the police are investigating are by their own admission and factual evidence people of extremly low morals and ill repute.
So I thought it might be a good idea to look at the dictionary definition of the word.
MERRIEM WEBSTER ENTRY FOR WITCHHUNT:
: the act of unfairly looking for and punishing people who are accused of having opinions that are believed to be dangerous or evil
Full Definition of WITCH HUNT
: a searching out for persecution of persons accused of witchcraft
: the searching out and deliberate harassment of those (as political opponents) with unpopular views
— witch–hunt·ingnoun or adjective
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Examples of WITCH HUNT
He was the victim of a congressional witch hunt against Communists.
First Known Use of WITCH HUNT
So, looking at this, it makes me wonder if the Prime Minister and those friends of his in Parliament who are using this word have chosen it delberatly or if they have made a serendipitious slip by choosing that particular word? I say that with a thought of the goings on of people like Fred West, Ian Watkins and Jimmy Savile, and other men who have been involved in vile behaviour and connected to satanic activity.
I think that Great Britian is SUPPOSED to be a Christian country, and I know that God hates the works of the devil, so there is no place for the worship of satan in a Christian country.
Perhaps David Cameron ought to consider using the word Vendetta instead of Witchhunt in future, unless that is he means to use the word Witchhunt, if he means to imply that there really is witchcraft being practiced in Parliament? But thats up to him, I cant tell him which words to use and not to use can I, he takes no notice of someone like me, I am just a maggot to be stomped on, a Pindown child abuse victim as far as he is concerned, me and all the other Pindown victims and the old people who Lord Falconer wants to euthenise (I prefer to use the word murder myself as its more straightforward) and all the poor people who are being left homeless and destitute by courtesy of the BBCs IT partner ATOS, we're just all maggots to be stomped on as far as Parliament is concerned. I wont use the word Witchhunt as I dont consider all those people plus myself to be witches, I will just use the word vendetta instead.