Definitions

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  • n. The criminal action of being involved in a racket.
  • v. Present participle of racketeer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. engaging in a racket

Etymologies

Coined by the Employers' Association of Chicago in June 1927 in a statement about the influence of organized crime in the Teamsters union. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That quote used the term racketeering to describe his activities.

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  • THE House of Representatives 'Ad Hoc Committee reviewing activities in the Oil and Gas sectors from 1999 - 2008 has indicted former President Olusegun Obasanjo, while recommending stiff penalties against ministry officials responsible for what it described as racketeering in oil blocks' awards during the period under review.

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  • Of course, exactly the same Chinese prostitution racketeering is doubtless happening in America, only on a bigger scale.

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  • Like labor racketeering, this form of digital racketeering is attempting to dominate, manipulate, and control your access to information and the access of others to you.

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  • And furthermore, every insurance company in the country does the same thing, which in my language we call racketeering and price-fixing.

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  • The decision, which reverses defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. 's opening promise to jurors, means an early conclusion to a trial that has revealed years of high-level wheeling and dealing that the prosecution labels racketeering and the defense calls Illinois politics as usual -- unsavory, perhaps, but hardly criminal.

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  • District Court, accuses the three of committing murder in aid of racketeering, which is punishable by life in prison or the federal death penalty.

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  • Zuma - whose trial on 16 charges ranging from money-laundering to racketeering is to begin next week - added he would prefer to serve only one term in office, and that he would fire incompetent officials.

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  • Arizona attorney general won in court, based upon the fact that the proceeds were called racketeering, which basically meant a convicted felon was profiting off his notoriety.

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  • BARTLEY: Giuliani was the U.S. attorney in New York who was bringing these insider trading cases under the RICO law; that is, a racketeering law.

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