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Definition of VICTIM
: a living being sacrificed to a deity or in the performance of a religious rite
: one that is acted on and usually adversely affected by a force or agent <the schools are victims of the social system>: as
a (1): one that is injured, destroyed, or sacrificed under any of various conditions <a victim of cancer><a victim of the auto crash><a murder victim>(2): one that is subjected to oppression, hardship, or mistreatment <a frequent victim of political attacks>
b: one that is tricked or duped <a con man's victim>