war crime

war crime
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr krahym]
    • /wɔr kraɪm/
    • /wɔː(r) kraɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr krahym]
    • /wɔr kraɪm/

Definitions of war crime words

  • noun 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. 1
  • noun war crime unacceptable wartime acts 1
  • noun 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 0
  • noun war crime any crime in violation of international law or accepted laws of war or of assumed norms of humane behavior, committed in connection with a war as by a member of a belligerent nation's military forces or government 0
  • noun war crime (law) A punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. 0

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Origin of war crime

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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Parts of speech for War crime


war crime popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

war crime usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for war crime

noun war crime

  • crime against humanity — repeated actions undertaken by, or condoned by, a government, deemed to infringe human dignity and safety, such as rape, torture, murder, etc

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