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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For a highly sensitive subject like this it is often difficult to keep distinct the three tasks of definition, explanation, and moral evaluation that muddle considerations of mass murder.
Ex-Defense Minister Baktybek Kalyev, ex-Vice Chair of State Guard Service Daniar Dunganov give testimonies on charges brought against them, the General Prosecutor's Office said.Ex-Vice Prime Minister Akylbek Japarov is also giving testimony."The criminal case was launched on charges with mass murder. All officials from the list of defendants are questioned as witnesses at first.
Honneth contends that this revised notion of reification can help us to understand such phenomena as the sex trade and "industrial" mass murder. He particularly has in mind the Nazi Holocaust.
PROSECUTORS were today expected to decide whether to order a retrial of seven men accused of plotting mass murder on transatlantic aircraft with bombs disguised as soft drinks.
The savage military attack on Falluja by US occupation forces and the US appointed Iraqi Government in 2004 was also an act of mass murder and a crime of war, if not, what is it?
[after] his conviction for mass murder" (Globe and Mail, Dec.
It permits the mass murder of 'the other' with the same confidence as it accepts the death penalty for individuals convicted of crimes" Zinn then quotes Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's now famously chilling comment: "For a believing Christian, death is no big deal."
The house murdered is also mass murder, even if vacant of its residents.
His account of corruption, mass murder, gunfights and dangerous liaisons and interactions makes for a charged story of drug wars, illegal aliens and danger.
Abbas Al-Sayed, convicted of planning the bombing of Netanya's Park Hotel that killed 30 Jews in April 2001, on the first night of Passover, also planned mass murder using cyanide.
ABC reported that during a class on the Holocaust, one cadet told a Jewish student that the mass murder occurred because the Jews killed Christ.
There were more than 7,000 sick and starving prisoners, and gas chambers and crematoriums (furnaces) used for mass murder and the disposal of bodies.