victimless
adjective Date: 1965 having no victim ; not of a nature that may produce a complainant <
a victimless crime
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  • victimless — (adj.) 1965, from VICTIM (Cf. victim) + LESS (Cf. less) …   Etymology dictionary

  • victimless — [[t]vɪ̱ktɪmləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A victimless crime is a crime which is considered to be less serious than other crimes because nobody suffers directly as a result of it. [JOURNALISM] ...the so called victimless crime of prostitution …   English dictionary

  • victimless — adjective Without a victim. He said that prostitution, drug trafficking, and gambling were victimless crimes …   Wiktionary

  • victimless — adj. Victimless is used with these nouns: ↑crime …   Collocations dictionary

  • victimless — vic|tim|less [ vıktımləs ] adjective a victimless crime is one that does not seem to cause obvious harm to other people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • victimless — UK [ˈvɪktɪmləs] / US adjective a victimless crime is one that does not seem to cause obvious harm to other people …   English dictionary

  • victimless — ˈviktə̇mlə̇s adjective : having no victim victimless crimes …   Useful english dictionary

  • victimless — adj. without a victim, without a dupe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • victimless — adjective (of a crime) in which there is no injured party …   English new terms dictionary

  • victimless — vic·tim·less …   English syllables

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