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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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