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war crime

noun

: an act committed during a war that violates international law usually because it is cruel, unfair, etc.

Full Definition of WAR CRIME

:  a crime (as genocide or maltreatment of prisoners) committed during or in connection with war —usually used in plural
war criminal noun
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Examples of WAR CRIME

  1. He was found guilty of torture and other war crimes.

First Known Use of WAR CRIME

1906

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