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English definition of “racketeering”

racketeering

noun [U]     /ˌræk.əˈtɪə.rɪŋ/ US  /-ˈtɪr.ɪŋ/ disapproving
making money from a dishonest or illegal activity: They have been accused of racketeering.Trafficking and racketeering racketeer     /-ˈtɪər/ US  /-ˈtɪr/ noun [C] disapproving someone who makes money from a dishonest or illegal activityMiscellaneous criminals
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