war crime

Definition of "war crime"
  1. A serious violation, typically involving violence, committed during armed global conflict that is deemed illegal, and for which the person responsible can be held criminally accountable in a country's court or a global tribunal
How to use "war crime" in a sentence
  1. The prime suspect was charged with a war crime for his violent actions during the global conflict.
  2. The prosecutor argued that the violent atrocities committed during the international battle constitute a war crime.
  3. He was brought before an international tribunal to answer for his alleged involvement in a war crime during the war.

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