Geneva convention


Definition of Geneva convention

: one of a series of agreements concerning the treatment of prisoners of war and of the sick, wounded, and dead in battle first made at Geneva, Switzerland in 1864 and subsequently accepted in later revisions by most nations

First Known Use of Geneva convention

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Geneva convention.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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