white-collar crime

Definition of white-collar crime

  1. :  crime that typically involves stealing money from a company and that is done by people who have important positions in the company :  crime committed by white-collar workers Embezzlement is a white-collar crime.

Word by Word Definitions

white-collarplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting the class of salaried employees whose duties do not call for the wearing of work clothes or protective clothing — compare blue-collar

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

    :  a gross violation of law

    :  a grave offense especially against morality


Law Dictionary

white–collar crime

noun white–col·lar crime \ˈhwīt-ˈkä-lər-\

Legal Definition of white–collar crime

  1. :  crime that is committed by salaried professional workers or persons in business and that usually involves a form of financial theft or fraud (as in securities dealing)


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