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1racketeer

noun rack·e·teer \ˌra-kə-ˈtir\

: a person who makes money through illegal activities

Full Definition of RACKETEER

:  one who obtains money by an illegal enterprise usually involving intimidation
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Examples of RACKETEER

  1. <the racketeer threatened to have his thugs vandalize the shop if the shopkeeper didn't pay him a monthly bribe>

First Known Use of RACKETEER

1924

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

2racketeer

verb

Definition of RACKETEER

intransitive verb
:  to carry on a racket
transitive verb
:  to extort money from

First Known Use of RACKETEER

1928

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi
RACKETEER Defined for Kids

racketeer

noun rack·e·teer \ˌra-kə-ˈtir\

Definition of RACKETEER for Kids

:  a person who gets money or advantages by using force or threats

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