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Topic: CRIME

Date: 1900-2000
Language: Greek
Origin: genos 'birth, race, type' + English -cide

genocide

noun
     
gen‧o‧cide [uncountable]
SCC the deliberate murder of a whole group or race of people [↪ ethnic cleansing]:
The military leaders were accused of genocide.
genocidal adjective:
a genocidal regime
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