Definition of Racketeer

1. Noun. Someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion).

Group relationships: Underworld
Specialized synonyms: Bagman
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw
Derivative terms: Racket



2. Verb. Carry on illegal business activities involving crime.
Generic synonyms: Carry On, Conduct, Deal
Derivative terms: Racketeering

Definition of Racketeer

1. Noun. one who commits crimes (especially fraud, bribery, loansharking, extortion etc.) to aid in running a shady or illegal business. ¹

2. Noun. one who instigates or has involvement with a racket. ¹

3. Verb. to carry out illegal business activities or criminal schemes. ¹

4. Verb. to commit crimes systematically as part of a criminal organization. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Racketeer

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Racketeer

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Literary usage of Racketeer

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1. Combating Alien Smuggling: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Federal Response by Richard M. Stana (2005)
"Also, the FBI may also get involved when alien smuggling becomes the predicate crime on an investigation under the racketeer Influenced and Corrupt ..."

2. Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989 by Bruce A. Ragsdale, Joel D. Treese (1996)
"A long-time foe of capital punishment, Conyers supports the anti-fraud provisions of the civil racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law and has ..."

3. Nation Against State: A New Approach to Ethnic Conflicts and the Decline of by Gidon Gottlieb (1993)
"Forfeiture penalties modeled after the racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act of 1970 can be put into effect for domestic and foreign violators ..."

4. Nation Against State: A New Approach to Ethnic Conflicts and the Decline of by Gidon Gottlieb (1993)
"Forfeiture penalties modeled after the racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act of 1970 can be put into effect for domestic and foreign violators ..."

5. Financial Investigations: A Financial Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimesby Don Vogel by Don Vogel (1999)
"It wasn't until 1970 when Congress enacted the racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organization Act (RICO) that the concept was resurrected. ..."

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