scapegoatism

[ skeyp-goh-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈskeɪp goʊˌtɪz əm /

noun

the act or practice of assigning blame or failure to another, as to deflect attention or responsibility away from oneself.

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Also called scapegoating.

Origin of scapegoatism

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