War-crime definition

Any of various crimes, such as genocide or the mistreatment of prisoners of war, committed during a war and considered in violation of the conventions of warfare.
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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.
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(law) A punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian.
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Noun

Singular:
war-crime
Plural:
war-crimes