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white-collar crime

noun
1.
any of various crimes, as embezzlement, fraud, or stealing office equipment, committed by business or professional people while working at their occupations.
Origin of white-collar crime
1945-1950
1945-50
Related forms
white-collar criminal, noun
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Examples from the web for white-collar crime
  • Some would argue you built your reputation on not being afraid to pursue white-collar crime cases.
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  • white-collar crime fighters and attorneys are wielding a powerful legal tool to resolve cases against scandal-plagued companies.
Contemporary definitions for white-collar crime
noun

any illegal act, such as embezzlement, fraud, or theft, that capitalizes on a person's high status in their business or workplace

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