victim-

(Latin: victima, an animal or a human that is offered as a sacrifice to a god; perhaps a religiously consecrated creature)

crime victim (s) (noun), crime victims (pl)
Anyone who has been tricked, swindled, robbed, or harmed by another person: "A crime victim is someone who is identified as being a person who has suffered as a result of a perpetrator; such as, a robber, a counterfeiter, a physical attacker, etc."
victim (s) (noun), victims (pl)
1. An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance.
2. Someone who is hurt, or killed, by another person or something; especially, in a crime, accident, or disaster; such as, a murder victim.
3. Someone who is adversely affected by an action, or circumstance, whether by a human or as a result of some natural cause.
4. Anyone who is tricked or exploited.
5. A live human, or animal, used as a sacrifice or in a religious rite.
6. Etymology: "a living creature killed and offered as a sacrifice to a deity or supernatural power"; borrowed from Middle French victime, and directly from Latin victima, "person" or "animal killed as a sacrifice", or "any sacrifice".

It might be distantly connected to Old English wig, "idol" with the notion of "a consecrated animal".

The meaning of "a person who is hurt, tortured, or killed by someone" is first recorded in 1660; while the meaning of "a person oppressed by some power or situation" is from 1718. The weaker sense of "a person taken advantage of" is recorded from 1781.

victim support (s) (noun), victim supports (pl)
The provision of advice and counseling to victims of crime.
victimizable (adjective), more victimizable, most victimizable
1. A reference to a person who can be defrauded, swindled, or made into a dupe and cheated.
2. A descriptive term referring to someone who can be injured or killed, as by a misfortune or a calamity.
victimization, victimisation (British) (s) (noun); victimizations, victimisations (British) (pl)
1. Adversity resulting from being made a victim.
2. An act that exploits or victimizes someone or which treats that person unfairly.
3. An unwarranted singling out of an individual, or group, for subjection to crime, exploitation, tort, unfair treatment, or other wrong doing.
victimize (verb), victimizes; victimized; victimizing
1. To subject someone to a swindle or to a fraud: Some guy on the internet was victimizing a young woman by convincing her that she was the winner of a great deal of money if she would give him her personal bank identification information.
2. To single a person out unfairly for punishment or for ill treatment: Three teenage boys victimized a woman by demanding that she give them the money that she had in her purse and when she refused, they knocked her down and ran off with her purse.
To swindle or to cheat someone with a false purchase.
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To cheat someone by deception.
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victimizer (s) (noun), victimizers (pl)
A person who punishes someone unjustly or who deprives a person of something by deceit.
victimless (adjective)
1. Lacking an injured individual; such as, certain crimes.
2. A reference to a crime in which there is no injured party; for example, there are people who believe that gambling and prostitution are victimless crimes: "In a victimless crime, no one suffers directly, sometimes because the people affected by the crime have agreed to take part in it."
victimless crime (s) (noun), victimless crimes (pl) (nouns)
victimologist (s) (noun), victimologists (pl)
victimology (s) (noun), victimologies (pl)
The study of people who experience criminal acts and who feel helpless to improve their situations: "Several victimologies are investigating the reasons why some people are more prone to be victims of criminal acts than others."