Victim vs Necklace - What's the difference?

victim | necklace |


As nouns the difference between victim and necklace

is that victim is (original sense) a living creature which is slain and offered as human or animal sacrifice, usually in a religious rite; by extension, the transfigurated body and blood of christ in the eucharist while necklace is an article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.

As a verb necklace is

(south africa) to informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.

victim

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (original sense) A living creature which is slain and offered as human or animal sacrifice, usually in a religious rite; by extension, the transfigurated body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
  • Anyone who is harmed by another.
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  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
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  • An aggrieved or disadvantaged party in a crime (e.g. swindle.)
  • A person who suffers any other injury, loss, or damage as a result of a voluntary undertaking.
  • An unfortunate person who suffers from a disaster or other adverse circumstance.
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  • (label) A character who is conquered or manipulated by a villain.
  • necklace

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.
  • (figuratively) Anything resembling a necklace in shape.
  • a necklace of coral islands
  • (South Africa) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's chest and arms, and set on fire.
  • * (projectlink)
  • * 4 August, 2004' Headline Pretoria News: ' Necklacing: 7 held .
  • Seven people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's "necklace " murder of three men in the Tjokville informal settlement at Jeffrey's Bay.
  • * 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
  • Several of the alledged witches in Apel and GaNkaone were also subjected to a necklace execution
  • * 2004 A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
  • In the fluidly unfolding events of a necklace murder, was there time and space to stop the killing?

    Verb

    (necklac)
  • (South Africa) To informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.
  • * May 29 2003 : The Star:
  • Frustrated residents tied the hands of two suspected criminals, put tyres around their necks and then set them alight. In a manifestation of growing disillusionment with the criminal justice system, residents of Bramfischerville, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday abducted and necklaced two suspected burglars.
  • * 2002 Buthelezi: A Biography by Ben Temkin
  • Inkatha members have been hacked to death and necklaced , and their houses have been destroyed
  • * 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
  • The first instance of necklacing occurred in March 1985 in the Eastern Cape township of KwaNobuhle.

    Derived terms

    * necklacing * pearl necklace

    See also

    * (wikipedia "necklace") * collar (necklace for animals)