Meaning of Scapegoat

English: Scapegoat
Hindi: बलि का बकरा, बलिदान का बकरा, दूसरे के लिये कष्ट उठानेवाला
Type: Noun / বিশেষ্য / संज्ञा

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Bangla Academy Dictionary:

Definition: 1

a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place.

Definition: 2

Chiefly Biblical. a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26.

Definition: 3

to make a scapegoat of: Strike leaders tried to scapegoat foreign competitors.

Definition: 4

a person made to bear the blame for others

Definition: 5

(Old Testament) a goat used in the ritual of Yom Kippur (Leviticus 16); it was symbolically laden with the sins of the Israelites and sent into the wilderness to be destroyed