crime against humanity


crime against humanity

Definition of CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

:  atrocity (as extermination or enslavement) that is directed especially against an entire population or part of a population on specious grounds and without regard to individual guilt or responsibility even on such grounds

First Known Use of CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

1945

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: crime against nature
Previous Word in the Dictionary: crime
All Words Near: crime against humanity

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up crime against humanity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More