genocide

noun geno·cide \ ˈje-nə-ˌsīd \

Definition of genocide

:the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group

genocidal

play \ˌje-nə-ˈsī-dᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of genocide


GENOCIDE Defined for English Language Learners

genocide

noun

Definition of genocide for English Language Learners

  • : the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group


Medical Dictionary

genocide

noun geno·cide \ ˈjen-ə-ˌsīd \

medical Definition of genocide

:the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group — compare homicide

genocidal

play \ˌjen-ə-ˈsīd-ᵊl\ adjective

Law Dictionary

genocide

noun geno·cide \ ˈje-nə-ˌsīd \

legal Definition of genocide

: acts committed with intent to partially or wholly destroy a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group; also : the crime of committing such an act


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