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.
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Led like a victim, to my death I'll go.
Dryden.
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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.
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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.
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4. Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull. [Colloq.]
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