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hate crime

noun

Definition of hate crime

  1. :  any of various crimes (as assault or defacement of property) when motivated by hostility to the victim as a member of a group (as one based on color, creed, gender, or sexual orientation)



1984

First Known Use of hate crime

1984


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hate crime

noun

Legal Definition of hate crime

  1. :  a crime that violates the victim's civil rights and that is motivated by hostility to the victim's race, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender




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