Meaning of “organized crime” in the English Dictionary

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"organized crime" in British English

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organized crimenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌɔː.ɡən.aɪzd ˈkraɪm/ us /ˌɔːr.ɡən.aɪzd ˈkraɪm/

criminal organizations that plan and commit crime, or the crimes that are committed by such organizations:

The murders may have been linked to organized crime.

(Definition of “organized crime” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)