victimization

[ vik-tuh-muh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌvɪk tə məˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of making someone into a victim by harming or killing them: Mentally ill homeless people who wander these streets are particularly vulnerable to victimization by criminal predators.
the act or fact of blaming others for the hardships one encounters in life: We need to understand that victimization is an attitude, a decision: you may have no control over what happens to you, but you can control what you do with it.

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Origin of victimization

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