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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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