- vicq d'azyr's bundle,
- victimless crime,
Origin of victim
Examples from the Web for victim
And in so many of these events, the pattern of “blame the victim” was quickly in evidence.
The victim, whom The Daily Beast is not naming, asked what Williams wanted and the pastor allegedly “reached in and grabbed him.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Men ages 18 to 24 enrolled in college were more likely to become a victim.
Non-students (at 3.1 per 1,000) were 1.5 times more likely to be a victim of a completed rape than students (2.0 per 1,000).
Breitbart forced her to correct a small part of her story, but witch hunts like these will leave every victim cowering.
Sometimes the victim and the victimizer meet, the money demanded is paid over, and there the matter ends.
It may also depend upon the physical condition of the victim at the time the venom enters into the system.
Cuchillo fearing that his victim might escape him, now wished more than ever that he should join the expedition.Wood Rangers|Mayne Reid
Some such communication as this had been made, and he had been the victim of it.Kept in the Dark|Anthony Trollope
She fixed her eyes upon the victim of her husband's extortion, and in an instant they were filled with tears.Fardorougha, The Miser|William Carleton
Word Origin for victim
late 15c., "living creature killed and offered as a sacrifice to a deity or supernatural power," from Latin victima "person or animal killed as a sacrifice." Perhaps distantly connected to Old English wig "idol," Gothic weihs "holy," German weihen "consecrate" (cf. Weihnachten "Christmas") on notion of "a consecrated animal." Sense of "person who is hurt, tortured, or killed by another" is first recorded 1650s; meaning "person oppressed by some power or situation" is from 1718. Weaker sense of "person taken advantage of" is recorded from 1781.