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