Definition of hate crime in English:

hate crime

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noun

A crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence: legislation to stiffen penalties for persons convicted of hate crimes [mass noun]: why has hate crime increased?
More example sentences
  • Police are appealing for witnesses in what they think was a homophobic hate crime this week.
  • This anonymous critic mistakenly used free speech as an excuse for committing a hate crime.
  • A hate crime isn't just directed towards the actual members of a minority group.

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