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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

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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