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Looking back, I'm almost happy I lost that fight. Just imagine if I would have come back to Germany with a victory. I had nothing to do with the Nazis, but they would have given me a medal. After the war I might have been considered a war criminal.
Max Schmeling

Meaning of "war criminal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WAR CRIMINAL

war criminal  [wɔː ˈkrɪmɪnəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAR CRIMINAL

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War criminal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WAR CRIMINAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

war criminal

War crime

A war crime is a serious violation of the laws and customs of war (also known as international humanitarian law) giving rise to individual criminal responsibility. Examples of war crimes such as: ▪ murdering, mistreating, or deporting civilian residents of an occupied territory to slave labor camps ▪ murdering or mistreating prisoners of war or civilian internees ▪ forcing protected persons to serve in the forces of a hostile power ▪ killing hostages ▪ killing or punishing spies or other persons convicted of war crimes without a fair trial ▪ wantonly destroying cities, towns, villages, or any object not warranted by military necessity Similar concepts, such as perfidy, have existed for many centuries as customs between civilized countries, but these customs were first codified as international law in the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907. The modern concept of a war crime was further developed under the auspices of the Nuremberg Trials based on the definition in the London Charter that was published on August 8, 1945. (Also see Nuremberg Principles.

Definition of war criminal in the English dictionary

The definition of war criminal in the dictionary is a person who commits a crime in wartime in violation of the accepted rules and customs of war, such as genocide, ill-treatment of prisoners of war, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WAR CRIMINAL


abdominal
æbˈdɒmɪnəl
binominal
baɪˈnɒmɪnəl
criminal
ˈkrɪmɪnəl
cybercriminal
saɪbərˈkrɪmɪnəl
germinal
ˈdʒɜːmɪnəl
liminal
ˈlɪmɪnəl
luminal
ˈluːmɪnəl
nominal
ˈnɒmɪnəl
noncriminal
ˌnɒnˈkrɪmɪnəl
phenomenal
fɪˈnɒmɪnəl
pronominal
prəʊˈnɒmɪnəl
regiminal
rɪˈdʒɪmɪnəl
ruminal
ˈruːmɪnəl
seminal
ˈsɛmɪnəl
subliminal
sʌbˈlɪmɪnəl
supercriminal
ˈsuːpərˌkrɪmɪnəl
supraliminal
ˌsuːprəˈlɪmɪnəl
terminal
ˈtɜːmɪnəl
trigeminal
traɪˈdʒɛmɪnəl
Viminal
ˈvɪmɪnəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WAR CRIMINAL

war baby
War Between the States
war bond
war bonnet
war bride
war cabinet
war chest
war clouds
war correspondent
war crime
war cry
war dance
War Department
war establishment
war fever
war footing
war game
war grave
war hero
war memorial

WORDS THAT END LIKE WAR CRIMINAL

adnominal
air terminal
career criminal
computer terminal
container terminal
dumb terminal
ferry terminal
final
foraminal
freight terminal
geminal
intelligent terminal
multiterminal
nonterminal
oil terminal
petty criminal
point-of-sale terminal
prenominal
staminal
subterminal
visual display terminal

Synonyms and antonyms of war criminal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «war criminal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAR CRIMINAL

Find out the translation of war criminal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of war criminal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «war criminal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

战犯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

criminal de guerra
570 millions of speakers

English

war criminal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

युद्ध अपराधी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مجرم حرب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

военный преступник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criminoso de guerra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যুদ্ধাপরাধী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

criminel de guerre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penjenayah perang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kriegsverbrecher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

戦犯
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전쟁 범죄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pidana perang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tội phạm chiến tranh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போர் குற்றவாளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युद्ध गुन्हेगार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Savas suclusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

criminale di guerra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zbrodniarz wojenny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

військовий злочинець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

criminal de război
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγκληματίας πολέμου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorlog kriminele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krigsförbrytare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krigsforbryter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of war criminal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAR CRIMINAL»

The term «war criminal» is regularly used and occupies the 82.805 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAR CRIMINAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about war criminal

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4 QUOTES WITH «WAR CRIMINAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word war criminal.
1
George Galloway
Henry Kissinger is the greatest living war criminal in the world today, with the blood of millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Chile and East Timor on his hands. He will never appear in a court or be behind bars.
2
Curtis LeMay
Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.
3
Harold Pinter
I think that NATO is itself a war criminal.
4
Max Schmeling
Looking back, I'm almost happy I lost that fight. Just imagine if I would have come back to Germany with a victory. I had nothing to do with the Nazis, but they would have given me a medal. After the war I might have been considered a war criminal.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAR CRIMINAL»

Discover the use of war criminal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to war criminal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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George W. Bush, War Criminal?: The Bush Administration's ...
Documents 269 war crimes that George W. Bush and the members of his administration may have committed in violation of international and U.S. agreements and laws in the initiation and conduct of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Michael Haas, 2009
2
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
In this incendiary book, Hitchens takes the floor as prosecuting counsel and mounts a devastating indictment of Henry Kissinger, whose ambitions and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, ...
Christopher Hitchens, 2012
3
Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal
Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal is a personal and political history told with acid humor and a loving heart.
Barry Crimmins, 2011
4
The Economic Anatomy of a Drug War: Criminal Justice in the ...
'A challenging study of where America went wrong in the war on drugs. Even those who disagree will have to take notice of this well-argued book.'-John DiIulio, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
David W. Rasmussen, Bruce L. Benson, 1994
5
Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles
Shrewd andentertaining, these essays add a new dimension to the pleasure of reading or watching Shakespeare. 'Few modern academics are doing quite so much as Professor Sutherland to connect the "common reader" with great books' Independent
John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, 2000
6
War criminal on trial: Rauca of Kaunas
This is the astonishing true story of Helmut Rauca, the first Nazi war criminal in Canada to be extradited for war crimes.
Sol Littman, 1998
7
The War Criminal
Horst Gerhard Schneider was once a young, naive member of the SS. Now in his 80s, he's still at large, living in poverty in an anonymous North American city.
Leon Berger, 2001
8
Facing the Torturer: Inside the mind of a war criminal
In 1971, Francois Bizot was kept prisoner for three months in the Cambodian jungle, accused of being a CIA spy.
Francois Bizot, 2012
9
Japanese War Crimes: The Search for Justice
... hidden life. As Shinzo struggles with whether to be a guarantor for Haru, his son, Tomoyoshi, vehemently objects. Father and son clash and results in physical violence. In real life, Watanabe 's father was an accused Class C war criminal, ...
Peter Li
10
Accused American War Criminal
The shocking story of captured B-29 Superfortress airmen who were shot down over Japan during WWII, has never been told.
Fiske Hanley, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAR CRIMINAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term war criminal is used in the context of the following news items.
1
John McCain a war criminal, not a war hero
Not only is John McCain not a war hero, he is in fact a war criminal. Most people know that McCain was a pilot during the Vietnam War, and that he was shot ... «Liberation, Jul 15»
2
Bangladesh hangs 1971 war criminal Kamaruzzaman
Jamaat leader Ghulam Azam, arguably the most notorious Bangladeshi war criminal, was sentenced to 90 years imprisonment at the age of 90. He died in ... «Times of India, Apr 15»
3
Your taxes funding Nazi war criminals' retirement?
OSIJEK, Croatia -- Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of ... «CBS News, Oct 14»
4
Bangladesh executes Islamist leader and convicted war criminal
Bangladesh executed the Islamist leader and convicted war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah late last night, making him the first person to die for crimes against ... «The Independent, Dec 13»
5
Erich Priebke: Nazi war criminal
Erich Priebke was born in the small German town of Hennigsdorf, north of Berlin, in 1913 and joined the Gestapo in 1936. During World War II he served as an ... «BBC News, Oct 13»
6
Escaped Nazi War Criminal Found in Minnesota Did Terrible Job of …
The Associated Press has discovered a Nazi living in Minnesota. Michael Karkoc, 94, lied to American officials about his World War II activities in order to ... «New York Magazine, Jun 13»
7
Should Tony Blair be tried as a war criminal? Majority think he was …
More than half the British public believe the decision to invade Iraq was wrong and more than a fifth believe Tony Blair should be tried as a war criminal, ... «Express.co.uk, Mar 13»
8
Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk dies aged 91
But after evidence emerged that he served was a guard at other Nazi camps, he was stripped of his US citizenship in 2002 for lying about his war record on ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 12»
9
Bosnian Serb Ex-Military Commander Ratko Mladic Headed to The …
Serbian judges today rejected an appeal by accused war criminal Ratko Mladic and the former Serbian military commander was put aboard a plane headed for ... «ABC News, May 11»
10
Serbian war criminals: Slobodan Milosevic profile
The new Serbian government handed him to the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague the following year and six months later he was tried for crimes against ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. War criminal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/war-criminal>. Dec 2019 ».
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