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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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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  • n. A punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a crime committed in wartime; violation of rules of war

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