hate crime

Definition of "hate crime"
  1. A criminal action driven primarily by bias towards a particular characteristic of another person, such as race, religion, gender, or orientation, affecting persons, property, or society
How to use "hate crime" in a sentence
  1. The defacement of the religious center was identified as a possible hate crime.
  2. His assault on the couple was prosecuted as a hate crime due to their perceived orientation.
  3. The additional sentencing was due to the incident being classified as a hate crime.

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