political crime

noun
variants: or political offense

Definition of political crime

: a violation of the law or of the public peace for political rather than private reasons specifically : one directed against a particular government or political system political offenses … exclude any possibility of extradition — R. G. Neumann

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“Political crime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/political%20crime. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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