mass murder

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mass murderer

a. A person who kills several or numerous victims in a single incident.
b. A serial killer.
2. A person, especially a political or military leader, who is responsible for the deaths of many individuals.

mass murder n.
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Noun1.mass murder - the savage and excessive killing of many peoplemass murder - the savage and excessive killing of many people
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue - indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered"
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Following the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Einsatzgruppen - mobile killing units - carried out massmurder operations against Jews.
Leaving aside their massmurder of haemophiliacs in France, Japan, and the United States via pollution of the blood-bank infrastructure (a crime that deserves an article to itself), the case of David Acer, which made world headlines in 1990, should be recalled.
Time after time they, together with their editors and publishers, used the news blackout technique to hide the truth from the American people about Communist atrocities, torture, assassination, subversion, massmurder, duplicity, and betrayal.