What does genocide mean?

Definitions for genocide
ˈdʒɛn əˌsaɪdgeno·cide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. genocide, race murder, racial exterminationnoun

    systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

Wiktionary

  1. genocidenoun

    The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political opinion, social status, or other particularity.

  2. genocidenoun

    Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or a significant portion of, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

  3. Etymology: Coined in 1943 by Raphael Lemkin (1900–1959), a Polish-Jewish legal scholar, to describe what the Turkish government (ca 1915–18) perpetrated against the Armenian people, now called the. From the stem of γένος or gens (as in genus),.

Wikipedia

  1. Genocide

    Genocide is the intentional destruction of a people—usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group—in whole or in part. Raphael Lemkin coined the term in 1944, combining the Greek word γένος (genos, "race, people") with the Latin suffix -caedo ("act of killing").In 1948, the United Nations Genocide Convention defined genocide as any of five "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group." These five acts were: killing members of the group, causing them serious bodily or mental harm, imposing living conditions intended to destroy the group, preventing births, and forcibly transferring children out of the group. Victims are targeted because of their real or perceived membership of a group, not randomly.The Political Instability Task Force estimated that 43 genocides occurred between 1956 and 2016, resulting in about 50 million deaths. The UNHCR estimated that a further 50 million had been displaced by such episodes of violence up to 2008. Genocide, especially large-scale genocide, is widely considered to signify the epitome of human evil. As a label, it is contentious because it is moralizing, and has been used as a type of moral category since the late 1990s.

ChatGPT

  1. genocide

    Genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination or destruction of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group through mass murder, causing serious bodily or mental harm, imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group, or forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. This act is typically initiated or supported by the state or government.

Wikidata

  1. Genocide

    Genocide is "the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, Caste, religious, or national group", though what constitutes enough of a "part" to qualify as genocide has been subject to much debate by legal scholars. While a precise definition varies among genocide scholars, a legal definition is found in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Article 2 of this convention defines genocide as "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." Raphael Lemkin, in his work Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, coined the term "genocide" by combining Greek genos and Latin cīdere. Lemkin defined genocide as follows: "Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups." The preamble to the CPPCG states that instances of genocide have taken place throughout history, but it was not until Raphael Lemkin coined the term and the prosecution of perpetrators of the Holocaust at the Nuremberg trials that the United Nations agreed to the CPPCG which defined the crime of genocide under international law.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genocide in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genocide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of genocide in a Sentence

  1. A.E. Samaan:

    Churchill's 2,054 page book Second World War makes no mention of genocide or the murder of Jews. Coincidentally, Churchill was a strong proponent of eugenic legislation prior to the outbreak of WWII.

  2. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    The claims of' genocide,'' forced labor' and' religious oppression' are sheer lies, xinjiang's door is open, and we welcome people from all over the world who harbor no bias to come to Xinjiang for visits and exchanges.

  3. Paul Reichler:

    How can anyone possibly expect the Tatmadaw to hold itself accountable for genocidal acts against the Rohingya, when six of its top generals including the commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, have all been accused of genocide by the UN fact-finding mission and recommended for criminal prosecution.

  4. A.E. Samaan:

    Civil Wars happen when the victimized are armed. Genocide happens when they are not.

  5. Frank Wolf:

    Over a year has passed since the declaration or its so-called caliphate and the horrific siege of Mount Sinjar and yet the group and its leaders are still at large. ISIS’ Predatory acts—largely unaddressed by the Western world—have resulted in the genocide of Christians, Yezidis, Shia Muslims and other religious minorities, an unprecedented refugee crisis and the brutal kidnapping, torture and execution of four American citizens. the very fact that the Iraqis are taking these steps should be encouraging the Obama administration to do the same.

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