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German translation of “scapegoat”

scapegoat

noun /ˈskeipɡəut/
a person who is blamed or punished for the mistakes of others
der Sündenbock
The manager of the football team was made a scapegoat for the team’s failure, and was forced to resign.
(Definition of scapegoat from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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