from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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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- noun law A
punishable offense, under international law, for violationsof the law of war by any person or persons, militaryor civilian.
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- noun a crime committed in wartime; violation of rules of war
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