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crime against humanity

n.
Any of various inhumane acts committed as part of a broader attack against a civilian population, including murder, rape, torture, enslavement, deportation, and persecution based on ethnic, racial, or other group identity.
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crime′ against` human′ity


n.
a crime, as genocide, directed against a people or group solely because of their race, religion, national origin, political beliefs, sexual orientation, etc.
[1940–45]
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