hate crime


noun

a crime, usually violent, motivated by prejudice or intolerance toward an individual’s national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Nearby words

  1. hatchling,
  2. hatchment,
  3. hatchure,
  4. hatchway,
  5. hate,
  6. hate mail,
  7. hate sheet,
  8. hate someone's guts,
  9. hate speech,
  10. hate-

Also called bias crime.

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hate crime

noun

a crime, esp of violence, in which the victim is targeted because of his or her race, religion, sexuality, etc
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