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war crime

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noun
  1. Usually war crimes. crimes committed against an enemy, prisoners of war, or subjects in wartime that violate international agreements or, as in the case of genocide, are offenses against humanity.
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Origin of war crime

First recorded in 1940–45
Related formswar criminal, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for war crime

war crime

noun
  1. a crime committed in wartime in violation of the accepted rules and customs of war, such as genocide, ill-treatment of prisoners of war, etc
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Derived Formswar criminal, noun
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