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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Victim \Vic"tim\, n. [L. victima: cf. F. victime.] 1. A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of. [1913 Webster] Led like a victim, to my death I'll go. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A person or thing destroyed or sacrificed in the pursuit of an object, or in gratification of a passion; as, a victim to jealousy, lust, or ambition. [1913 Webster] 3. A person or living creature destroyed by, or suffering grievous injury from, another, from fortune or from accident; as, the victim of a defaulter; the victim of a railroad accident. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]