organized crime

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

organized play
  1. : having a formal organization to coordinate and carry out activities

  2. : affiliated by membership in an organization (such as a union)

crime play
  1. : an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government

  2. : a grave offense especially against morality

  3. : criminal activity


Law Dictionary

organized crime

noun

legal Definition of organized crime

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

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