victimology[vik′tə mäl′ə jē]
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- the study of victims, esp. victims of crime
- status as a victim; specif., such status arising from membership in an ethnic, religious, etc. group regarded as historically victimized: usually an ironic or dismissive usage
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The study of crime victims.
- vicˌtim·olˈo·gist noun