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war crime

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Definition of war crime in English:

noun

An act carried out during the conduct of a war that violates accepted international rules of war.
Example sentences
  • During the Rwanda genocide, rape as a war crime received extensive international media coverage.
  • The sex slave system of the Japanese army has already been branded a brutal war crime on the international level.
  • It is the kind of war that the Nuremberg tribunal deemed the principal war crime carried out by the Nazis.

Derivatives

war criminal

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noun
Example sentences
  • Why would an American peacemaker sign a treaty with a war criminal?
  • They've managed to paint the war hero as a war criminal, and it took him weeks and weeks to respond.
  • His name arouses indignation among the Arab peoples and his military record defines him as a war criminal.

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