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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Victory \Vic"to*ry\, n.; pl. Victories. [OE. victorie, OF. victorie, victoire, F. victoire, L. victoria. See Victor.] The defeat of an enemy in battle, or of an antagonist in any contest; a gaining of the superiority in any struggle or competition; conquest; triumph; -- the opposite of defeat. [1913 Webster] Death is swallowed up in victory. --1 Cor. xv. 54. [1913 Webster] God on our side, doubt not of victory. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Victory may be honorable to the arms, but shameful to the counsels, of a nation. --Bolingbroke. [1913 Webster]