1. an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime;
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2 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Geneva \Ge*ne"va\, prop. n.
The chief city of Switzerland.
Geneva Bible, a translation of the Bible into English, made
and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560;
London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in
Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first
which recognized the division into verses, and the first
which omitted the Apocrypha. In form it was a small
quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's
translation. Called also Genevan Bible.
Geneva convention (Mil.), an agreement made by
representatives of the great continental powers at Geneva
and signed in 1864, establishing new and more humane
regulation regarding the treatment of the sick and wounded
and the status of those who minister to them in war.
Ambulances and military hospitals are made neutral, and
this condition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and
the ambulance corps. Great Britain signed the convention
Geneva cross (Mil.), a red Greek cross on a white ground;
-- the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later
revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded
military personnel and civilians in wartime