Definitions

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  • n. An act that victimizes or exploits someone
  • n. Adversity as a result of being a victim

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of victimizing, or the state of being victimized. Also spelled victimisation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. adversity resulting from being made a victim
  • n. an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)

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Examples

  • Mr. Karadzic rarely referred to specific allegations in the indictment, concentrating instead on what he described as the victimization of the Serbs in Bosnia and Croatia, which prompted them to take up arms.

    Karadzic: Serbs Acted in Self-Defense

  • Karadzic rarely referred to specific allegations in the indictment, concentrating instead on what he described as the victimization of the Serbs in Bosnia and Croatia, which prompted them to take up arms.

    Fore, right!

  • Representatives of the Latino community, however, said the lapse speaks more to what they called the victimization of a vulnerable population, one that is taught to respect members of the clergy and that fears ramifications - primarily deportation - of going to the police.

    Deep Thoughts

  • The only way you can believe that citing Mary Cheney amounts to "victimization" is if you believe someone's sexual orientation is something shameful.

    10/14/2004

  • This kind of victimization is a regular part of a tramp’s life, and it will go on as long as people continue to give meal tickets instead of money.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • A child is much more at risk of sexual victimization from a member of the family, especially a stepparent, than a stranger.

    Hara Estroff Marano discusses A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting

  • I recognize that just because a woman indulges in the fantasy, that doesn't mean she thinks victimization is right or wants it to happen in real life.

    Today's Book Review

  • When I read statements from women and men who argue that they are choosing to sell sex from a place of empowered and informed moral agency, I believe that to label their work as victimization is misguided and disrespectful.

    “John school” educates Worcester’s johns « Planning the Day

  • The culture of victimization is pervazive among the poor, which is why they are poor.

    More on Mental Health and Poverty, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Part of me thinks that victimization is victimization and we shouldn't be engaged in the exercise of somehow disqualifying the validity of people's stories of injustice.

    Is That Legal?: A Vicious Debate On A Difficult Subject

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