ill-gotten Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ill-gotten" in British English

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ill-gottenadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌɪlˈɡɒt.ən/  us   /-ˈɡɑː.t̬ən/ mainly humorous
dishonestlyobtained: He ​deposited his ill-gotten gains in ​foreignbankaccounts.
(Definition of ill-gotten from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ill-gotten" in Business English

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ill-gottenadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪlˈɡɒtən/
that someone has got in a dishonest, ​unfair, or ​illegal way: ill-gotten ​gains/​wealth/​profits
(Definition of ill-gotten from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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