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noun 
  1. The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political opinion, social status, or other particularity.
  2. Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, race, racial or religious group.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: genocide, volkerenmoord
  • French: génocide
    (trans-mid)
  • German: Ví¶lkermord , Genozid
  • Italian: genocidio
  • Spanish: genocidio
Etymology: Coined in 1944 from genos ("race," "kind") and -cide, from -cidere, "to kill".


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