Simple Definition of war crime
: 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
Examples of war crime
He was found guilty of torture and other war crimes.
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