hate crime

noun

  • Criminal Law
  • Human Rights

Definitions of hate crime

  • acts (typically violent) motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice (=an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling)

    Police have said they are treating the attack on an Indian student as a hate crime.

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