crime against humanity

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noun
  1. a crime or series of crimes, such as genocide, directed against a large group because of religion, ethnicity, country of origin, or other reason unconnected with any individual's responsibility for having committed a criminal act.

Origin of crime against humanity

First recorded in 1940–45
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Related Words for crime against humanity

enormity, evil, genocide, outrage, savagery