Racketeering is the illegal activity that is inherent to organized crime. These crimes are committed with the protection and advancement of the organized-crime "business" in mind. Racketeering usually refers to continued engagement in criminal activity.
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racketeering — rack·e·teer·ing /ˌra kə tir iŋ/ n 1: the extortion of money or advantage by threat or force 2: a pattern of illegal activity (as extortion and murder) that is carried out in furtherance of an enterprise (as a criminal syndicate) which is owned or … Law dictionary
Racketeering — (von engl. Racket, deutsch etwa illegales Geschäft, Gaunerei) umfasst als kriminologischer Begriff insbesondere in den USA illegale Formen der Geschäftsführung, die als Teil der Organisierten Kriminalität aufzufassen sind. Ursprünglichen bezog… … Deutsch Wikipedia
racketeering — racketeer rack‧e‧teer [ˌrækˈtɪə ǁ ˈtɪr] noun [countable] someone who is part of an organization involved in getting money illegally: • a convicted racketeer racketeering noun [uncountable] : • He has admitted fraud and racketeering. * * *… … Financial and business terms
racketeering — An organized conspiracy to commit the crimes of extortion or coercion, or attempts to commit extortion or coercion. From the standpoint of extortion, it is the obtaining of money or property from another, without his consent, induced by the… … Black's law dictionary
racketeering — rack|e|teer|ing [ˌrækıˈtıərıŋ US ˈtır ] n [U] when someone earns money through crime and illegal activities ▪ people involved in smuggling and racketeering ▪ He has been arrested on racketeering charges … Dictionary of contemporary English
racketeering — [[t]ræ̱kɪtɪ͟ərɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n Racketeering is making money from illegal activities such as threatening people or selling worthless, immoral, or illegal goods or services. Edwards was indicted on racketeering charges but never convicted … English dictionary
racketeering — noun (U) obtaining money dishonestly by means of a carefully planned system: Keating is awaiting trial on fraud and racketeering charges … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
racketeering — /ˌrækɪ tɪərɪŋ/ noun US the crime of carrying on an illegal business to make money ▪▪▪ ‘…he was charged with 98 counts of racketeering and securities fraud and went on to serve two years in jail. He was banned for life from the securities… … Dictionary of banking and finance
racketeering — racketeer ► NOUN ▪ a person engaging in fraudulent business dealings. DERIVATIVES racketeering noun … English terms dictionary
racketeering — /rak i tear ing/, n. the practice of conducting or engaging in a racket, as extortion or bootlegging. [1925 30, Amer.; RACKETEER + ING1] * * * … Universalium