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  1. war criminalnoun

    an offender who violates international law during times of war


  1. war criminalnoun

    a person guilty of a war crime


  1. war criminal

    A war crime is a violation of the laws of war that gives rise to individual criminal responsibility for actions by combatants in action, such as intentionally killing civilians or intentionally killing prisoners of war, torture, taking hostages, unnecessarily destroying civilian property, deception by perfidy, wartime sexual violence, pillaging, and for any individual that is part of the command structure who orders any attempt to committing mass killings including genocide or ethnic cleansing, the granting of no quarter despite surrender, the conscription of children in the military and flouting the legal distinctions of proportionality and military necessity.The formal concept of war crimes emerged from the codification of the customary international law that applied to warfare between sovereign states, such as the Lieber Code (1863) of the Union Army in the American Civil War and the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 for international war. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the war-crime trials of the leaders of the Axis powers established the Nuremberg principles of law, such as that international criminal law defines what is a war crime. In 1949, the Geneva Conventions legally defined new war crimes and established that states could exercise universal jurisdiction over war criminals. In the late 20th century and early 21st century, international courts extrapolated and defined additional categories of war crimes applicable to a civil war.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of war criminal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of war criminal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of war criminal in a Sentence

  1. Lindsey Graham:

    To my Israeli friends, I understand you have a problem in Syria, I’ve been one of your biggest champions, but what I hope the world will do is speak with one voice that Putin is a war criminal, he’s no longer a legitimate leader, and it’s time for us to get him gone, it would be better to have a Russian leader that wouldn’t marry up with Iran and Syria to begin with. This is the best chance in 20 years to take this guy out. The Russian people are the vehicle to do it.

  2. Saeb Erekat:

    It is a sad day in history when the leader of the Israeli government hates his neighbor so much that he is willing to absolve the most notorious war criminal in history, Adolf Hitler, of the murder of six million Jews, benzion Netanyahu should stop using this human tragedy to score points for Benzion Netanyahu political end.

  3. Jonathan Greenblatt:

    This includes making outlandish and offensive analogies suggesting that somehow Anthony Fauci is akin to Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, known for Anthony Fauci gruesome medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners.

  4. Jason Killmeyer:

    President Biden is allowing a war criminal [Putin] to serve as an intermediary for the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, that alone should be enough for anyone to recognize just how dangerous this deal is.

  5. Kevin Cramer:

    I don't know if he has dirt on President Joe Biden. If he does, he should reveal it, but he is a war criminal so I don't expect that he's right now sitting around thinking about ways that he can reveal other information.

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