war-crime

war crime

noun
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:
1940–45

war criminal, noun
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war crime
 
n
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
 
war criminal
 
n

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