hate crime

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hate crime (plural hate crimes)

  1. A crime considered particularly heinous for having been motivated by hate for a race, gender, religion, etc. and which can result in harsher punishments by statute.
    • 2002 Sean Pertwee as Father, Equilibrium, 24 minutes
      The later twentieth century saw the fortuitous simultaneous rise of two synergistic political and psychological sciences. The first: the revolutionary precept of the hate crime.

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