(in the Bible) A goat sent into the wilderness after the Jewish chief priest had symbolically laid the sins of the people upon it (Lev. 16)
A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, esp. for reasons of expediency
someone who is punished for the errors of others
Scapegoat is an American rock group formed in 1999, in Charlotte, North Carolina and one of the first bands signed to Tragic Hero Records. Scapegoat is credited with bringing attention and recognition to the North Carolina rock music scene.
The Scapegoat is an audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. This audio drama was produced by Big Finish Productions.
The Scapegoat is a 1959 crime film based on the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, and starring Alec Guinness, Nicole Maurey and Bette Davis.
"The Scapegoat" is a science fiction novella written by C. J. Cherryh and set in her Alliance-Union universe. It deals with a war in which the two opposing species do not understand each other and do not know how to stop the fighting. ...
The Scapegoat (1854-6) is a painting by William Holman Hunt which depicts the "scapegoat" described in the Book of Leviticus. He started painting on the shore of the Dead Sea, and continued in his studio in London. The work exists in two versions.
Scapegoating is the practice of singling out one child, employee, member of a group of peers, ethnic or religious group, or country for unmerited negative treatment or blame. Related concepts include frameup, whipping boy, jobber, sucker and fall guy.
(Scapegoating) Assigning blame to an individual or group that isn't really responsible, thus alleviating feelings of guilt from responsible parties and/or distracting attention from the need to fix the problem for which blame is being assigned.
Scapegoating refers to the deliberate policy of blaming an individual or group when in reality there is no one person or group responsible for the problem. It means blaming another group or individual for things they did not really do. ...
(SCAPEGOATING) the emergence of behavioral problems in one family member, usually the identified patient, who is often punished for problems within the entire family.
(Scapegoating) The tendency for individuals, when frustrated or unhappy, to displace aggression onto groups that are disliked, visible and relatively powerless.
(Scapegoating) a word that comes from the bible - see Leviticus 16:7-22 – describing how groups in society (e.g. black people) are always blamed for society’s problems like unemployment and crime.
(Scapegoating) full fledged discrimination in action. It is unleashed aggression in word and deed.
(Scapegoating) process of one group finding another group blameworthy for the troubles the former group is experiencing. The process excuses the former group of self-blame, allowing it to feel better about itself. ...
A person who is wrongly blamed for the fault(s) of another.
Person or group of people blamed for crimes committed by others.
Usually identified by the family as "The Problem." Usually the second child, he/she is quite often deprived of positive attention which is given to the hero and deprived of the immense energy which the parent with substance dependency may require. ...
one made to bear the blame, fault, sins or others
a person, group, or inanimate object upon which the blame for the crimes or misfortunes of others is projected. The original scapegoat was Biblical, a real goat which metaphorically carried sins into the desert.
a person or category of people, typically with little power, whom people unfairly blame for their own troubles
An individual or group unfairly blamed for problems not of their making.
Originally a religious term. Ancient Israelite priests would transfer the sins of the community to a goat who would then be driven into the desert to die. The term is currently used to refer to a person or group who is unjustly accused of a crime or improper behavior.
A person, group, or thing that bears the lame for the mistakes or crimes of others. Hitler blamed the Jews for the defeat of World War I and post-war Germany”s troubles.
A goat (or person) who bears the blame that should fall on others.
A figure who suffers for the crimes or sins of others. The tragic hero can be seen as a scapegoat figure. (Quinn)