hate crime definition

  • noun:
    • A crime inspired by prejudice against a social team: "[His]murders had been hate crimes targeting sufferers by gender” ( Jane Caputi and Diana E.H. Russell).
    • A crime considered especially heinous for having been inspired by hate for a race, gender, faith, an such like. which could bring about harsher punishments by statute.

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