Definition of victimless
: having no victim : not of a nature that may produce a complainant a victimless crime
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This was no victimless crime, the commissioners said, and the damage was far more than just financial.
Sheriff Mark Curran said that prostitution is not a victimless crime that is often associated with human trafficking.
Many of the ideological supporters of the Silk Road have described its sprawling online black market for drugs as an experiment in victimless crime and a nonviolent alternative to the bloody turf wars of the streets.
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