Victim definitions

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One who is harmed or killed by another, especially by someone committing a criminal or unlawful act.

A victim of a mugging.

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A living creature slain and offered as a sacrifice during a religious rite.
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One who is harmed by or made to suffer under a circumstance or condition.

Victims of war; victims of an epidemic; victims of poverty.

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A person who is tricked, swindled, or taken advantage of.

The victim of a cruel hoax.

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A person or animal killed as a sacrifice to a god in a religious rite.
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Someone or something killed, destroyed, injured, oppressed, or otherwise harmed by, or suffering from, some act, condition, or circumstance.

Victims of war.

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A person who suffers some loss, as by being swindled.
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The definition of a victim is a person who has had something bad happen to him.

An example of a victim is a person who was killed or robbed or otherwise had a crime committed against him.

An example of a victim is a person who was cheated out of money by a scam.

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(original sense) A living creature which is slain and offered as human or animal sacrifice, usually in a religious rite; by extension, the transfigurated body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
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Anyone who is harmed by another.
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An aggrieved or disadvantaged party in a crime (e.g. swindle.)
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A person who suffers any other injury, loss, or damage as a result of a voluntary undertaking.
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An unfortunate person who suffers from a disaster or other adverse circumstance.
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(narratology) A character who is conquered or manipulated by a villain.
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Origin of victim

from the Latin victima, sacrificial animal