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genocide

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noun geno·cide \ˈje-nə-ˌsīd\

Simple Definition of genocide

  • : the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of genocide

  1. :  the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group

genocidal play \ˌje-nə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

1944

First Known Use of genocide

1944


Medical Dictionary

genocide

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noun geno·cide \ˈjen-ə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of genocide

  1. :  the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group—compare homicide

genocidal \ˌjen-ə-ˈsīd-əl\play adjective



Law Dictionary

genocide

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noun geno·cide \ˈje-nə-ˌsīd\

Legal Definition of genocide

  1. :  acts committed with intent to partially or wholly destroy a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group; also :  the crime of committing such an act





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