ill–gotten

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adjective ill–got·ten \ˈil-ˈgä-tən\

Definition of ill–gotten

  1. :  acquired by illicit or improper means <ill–gotten gains>

1552

First Known Use of ill–gotten

1552


ILL–GOTTEN Defined for English Language Learners

ill–gotten

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adjective ill–got·ten \ˈil-ˈgä-tən\

Definition of ill–gotten for English Language Learners

  • : obtained in a dishonest or illegal way

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