from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Obtained in an evil manner or by dishonest means: ill-gotten gains.
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- adj. Obtained improperly or illegally.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. obtained illegally or by improper means.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. obtained illegally or by improper means
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The government regularly sells property it has confiscated from nefarious dealings, or what it calls "ill-gotten gains."
The group channeled at least some of the ill-gotten merchandise for below-market prices to a man who then resold it at a profit, the indictment said.
I should ask to speak to the Financial investigations team – Not sure if they will assist but they are set up specifically to stop the criminal lovees keeping and holding onto their ill-gotten gains.????? on January 28, 2010 at 9: 07 pm NORTY 1
What booted it how often they were driven forth if each time they were permitted to carry away their ill-gotten plunder?
They had books in their home, though ill-gotten, and her literacy conquered her poverty.
"Not only has Zvi Goffer lost every penny of any ill-gotten gains, he has lost every legitimate penny he ever made at Incremental Capital," Mr. Barzee said.
Vogue's Anna Wintour: easily seduced by Syria's ill-gotten wealth and power
If you were in possession of possibly ill-gotten material, that would have been bad for you, bad for Stuart, and most likely bad for me too.
Even those estimates of ill-gotten wealth "do not capture... the societal costs of corruption," the report adds.
In fact, for over a decade now Switzerland has the most rigid laws against money laundry and related crimes WORLDWIDE and is also actively reimbursing ill-gotten money.
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