Definition of hate crime noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hate crime

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  1. 1[uncountable] violent acts that are committed against people because they are of a different race, because they are homosexual, etc.
  2. 2[countable] a single act of this type the victim of a hate crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hate crime