KJV Dictionary Definition: tribulation
TRIBULA'TION, n. L. tribulo, to thrash, to beat. Severe affliction; distresses of life; vexations. In Scripture, it often denotes the troubles and distresses which proceed from persecution.
When tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, he is offended. Matt.13.
In the world ye shall have tribulation. John 16.