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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Victim  \Vic"tim\,  n.  [L.  victima:  cf  F.  victime.] 
  1.  A  living  being  sacrificed  to  some  deity,  or  in  the 
  performance  of  a  religious  rite;  a  creature  immolated,  or 
  made  an  offering  of 
 
  Led  like  a  victim,  to  my  death  I'll  go  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  A  person  or  thing  destroyed  or  sacrificed  in  the  pursuit 
  of  an  object,  or  in  gratification  of  a  passion;  as  a 
  victim  to  jealousy,  lust,  or  ambition. 
 
  3.  A  person  or  living  creature  destroyed  by  or  suffering 
  grievous  injury  from  another,  from  fortune  or  from 
  accident;  as  the  victim  of  a  defaulter;  the  victim  of  a 
  railroad  accident. 
 
  4.  Hence  one  who  is  duped,  or  cheated;  a  dupe;  a  gull. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  victim 
  n  1:  an  unfortunate  person  who  suffers  from  some  adverse 
  circumstance 
  2:  a  person  who  is  tricked  or  swindled  [syn:  {dupe}] 




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