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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

war′ crime`(n.)

  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.

    Category: Military, Government

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war′ crim`inal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. war criminal(noun)

    an offender who violates international law during times of war


  1. war criminal(Noun)

    a person guilty of a war crime


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