Genocide vs. Homicide



The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of their ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, social status, or other particularities.


The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.


(by extension) The systematic suppression of ideas on the basis of cultural or ethnic origin; culturicide.


(countable) A person who kills another.


The elimination of an entire class of monsters by the player.


A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.


To commit genocide (against); to eliminate (a group of people) completely.


The killing of one human being by another.


The systematic killing of a racial or cultural group; as, the Nazi genocide of Jews left few in Germany or Poland after World War II.


One who kills another; a manslayer.


systematic killing of a racial or cultural group


the killing of a human being by another human being


Genocide is the intentional action to destroy a people—usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group—in whole or in part. A term coined by Raphael Lemkin in his 1944 book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, the hybrid word geno-cide is a combination of the Greek word γένος (genos, ) and the Latin suffix -caedo ().The United Nations Genocide Convention, which was established in 1948, defines genocide as including the killing of its members, causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, deliberately imposing living conditions that seek to , preventing births, or forcibly transferring children out of the group to another group.

‘race, people’; ‘act of killing’; ‘acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such’; ‘bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part’;


Homicide is an act of a human killing another person. A homicide requires only a volitional act that causes the death of another, and thus a homicide may result from accidental, reckless, or negligent acts even if there is no intent to cause harm.

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