Scapegoat

Definition of Scapegoat

Scape´goat`
n.1.(Jewish Antiq.) A goat upon whose head were symbolically placed the sins of the people, after which he was suffered to escape into the wilderness.
2.Hence, a person or thing that is made to bear blame for others.

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burnt offering, collection, drink offering, dupe, ex voto offering, fall guy, front, goat, gull, heave offering, hecatomb, holocaust, human sacrifice, immolation, incense, infanticide, libation, mactation, man of straw, mark, oblation, offering, offertory, patsy, peace offering, piacular offering, sacramental offering, sacrifice, self-immolation, self-sacrifice, straw man, sucker, suttee, sutteeism, target, thank offering, victim, votive offering, whipping boy, whole offering
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