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scapegoat

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scapegoat \Scape"goat'\, noun [Scape (for escape) + goat.]

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. --Lev. xvi. 10.

2. Hence, a person or thing that is made to bear blame for others. --Tennyson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scapegoat

noun

1: someone who is punished for the errors of others [syn: {scapegoat}, {whipping boy}]


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