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war crime

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
Related forms
war criminal, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for war-crime

war crime

noun
1.
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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