A living creature which is slain and offered as human or animal sacrifice, usually in a religious rite; by extension, the transfigurated body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist. (noun)
Anyone who is harmed by another. (noun)
An aggrieved or disadvantaged party in a crime (e.g. swindle.) (noun)
A person who suffers any other injury, loss, or damage as a result of a voluntary undertaking. (noun)
An unfortunate person who suffers from a disaster or other adverse circumstance. (noun)
Narratology. A character who is conquered or manipulated by a villain. (noun)
Examples of word victim
I also thought it implied judgment on those who didn't survive or left them out--though the term victim is certainly loaded to.
They claim the term victim implies that Bryant is guilty of sexual assault.
The term "victim" is inconsiderate and antiquated, as the majority of children with spina bifida go on to lead healthy and productive lives.
"They use the word victim a lot but it's done to support or justify the get-tough-on-crime agenda, which really doesn't do a whole lot for most victims of crime," said Sullivan, who is now executive director of Ottawa Victim Services, a community-based agency that works primarily with women who have been abused by their partners.
The defense objected to the term "victim," and Walgren changed it to "alleged victim."