Vicontiel rents. See Vicontiels.Vicontiel writs, such writs as were triable in the sheriff, or county, court.

(Vi*con"ti*els) n. pl. [See Vicontiel.] (O. Eng. Law) Things belonging to the sheriff; especially, farms (called also vicontiel rents) for which the sheriff used to pay rent to the king.

(Vi"count) n. See Viscount.

(Vic"tim) n. [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]

1. A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of.

Led like a victim, to my death I'll go.

2. A person or thing destroyed or sacrificed in the pursuit of an object, or in gratification of a passion; as, a victim to jealousy, lust, or ambition.

3. A person or living creature destroyed by, or suffering grievous injury from, another, from fortune or from accident; as, the victim of a defaulter; the victim of a railroad accident.

4. Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull. [Colloq.]

(Vic"tim*ate), v. t. [L. victimatus, p. p. of victimare to sacrifice.] To make a victim of; to sacrifice; to immolate. [Obs.] Bullokar.

(Vic"tim*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Victimized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Victimizing ] To make a victim of, esp. by deception; to dupe; to cheat.

(Vic"tor) n. [L. victor, fr. vincere, victum, to vanquish, to conquer. See Vanquish.]

1. The winner in a contest; one who gets the better of another in any struggle; esp., one who defeats an enemy in battle; a vanquisher; a conqueror; — often followed by art, rarely by of.

In love, the victors from the vanquished fly;
They fly that wound, and they pursue that die.

2. A destroyer. [R. & Poetic]

There, victor of his health, of fortune, friends,
And fame, this lord of useless thousands ends.

1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.

God made two great lights . . .
To illuminate the earth and rule the day
In their vicissitude, and rule the night.

2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation.

This man had, after many vicissitudes of fortune, sunk at last into abject and hopeless poverty.

(Vi*cis`si*tu"di*na*ry) a. Subject to vicissitudes. Donne.

(Vi*cis`si*tu"di*nous) a. Full of, or subject to, changes.

Vicissy duck
(Vi*cis"sy duck`) (Zoöl.) A West Indian duck, sometimes domesticated.

(Vi*con"ti*el) a. [From OE. vicounte a viscount. See Viscount.] (O. Eng. Law) Of or pertaining to the viscount or sheriff of a country.

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