Trib`u*la"tion (?), n. [OE.
tribulacium, F. tribulation, L. tribulatio, from
tribulare to press, afflict, fr. tribulum a thrashing sledge,
akin to terere, tritum, to rub. See Trite.] That
which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe
When tribulation or persecution ariseth because of
the word, by and by he is offended. Matt. xiii. 21.
In the world ye shall have tribulation.
John. xvi. 33.