Vic"to*ry (?), n.; pl. Victories (#). [OE. victorie, OF. victorie, victoire, F. victoire, L. victoria. See Victor.]

The defeat of an enemy in battle, or of an antagonist in any contest; a gaining of the superiority in any struggle or competition; conquest; triumph; -- the opposite of defeat.

Death is swallowed up in victory. 1 Cor. xv. 54.

God on our side, doubt not of victory. Shak.

Victory may be honorable to the arms, but shameful to the counsels, of a nation. Bolingbroke.


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