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war crime

Usually, war crimes. crimes committed against an enemy, prisoners of war, or subjects in wartime that violate international agreements or, as in the case of genocide, are offenses against humanity.
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war criminal, noun Unabridged
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  • He is a war criminal, wanted by the international tribunal in The Hague.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
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war crime

a crime committed in wartime in violation of the accepted rules and customs of war, such as genocide, ill-treatment of prisoners of war, etc
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war criminal, noun
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