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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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  • Slaughtering captives is an abominable war crime nonetheless, but it's not necessarily genocide.
  • Records contain information about a specific war crime or a group of war crimes.
  • The state prosecutor continued to review the list of war crime suspects to address this concern.
British Dictionary definitions for war crime

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
Derived Forms
war criminal, noun
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