Geneva convention

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Geneva convention was in 1880

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“Geneva convention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geneva%20convention. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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