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victimization

[ vik-tuh-muh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌvɪk tə məˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of making someone into a victim by harming or killing them: Mentally ill 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: That school of thought says that victimization is an attitude: 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

First recorded in 1840–50; victimiz(e) + -ation
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