organized crime

noun

Definition of organized crime

: a group of professional criminals who work together as part of a powerful and secret organization He has links to organized crime.

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“Organized crime.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organized%20crime. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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organized crime

noun

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: criminal activity on the part of an organized and extensive group of people — compare racketeering

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