racketeering
rack·e·teer·ing /ˌra-kə-'tir-iŋ/ n
1: the extortion of money or advantage by threat or force
2: a pattern of illegal activity (as extortion and murder) that is carried out in furtherance of an enterprise (as a criminal syndicate) which is owned or controlled by those engaged in such activity see also racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act in the important laws section compare organized crime

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

racketeering
n.
Engaging in a conspiracy to commit business fraud, extortion, or coercion; using threats to extort money, goods, or services from business owners. See also mafia, organized crime, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


racketeering
Certain illegal activities, such as bribery, money laundering, prostitution, or extortion, committed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


racketeering
n. A system of organized criminal extortion of money or favors from businesses through the use of violence, intimidating, or other illegal means; a pattern of illegal activity carried out by a criminal group or syndicate, including but not limited to fraud, murder, extortion, and bribery.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


racketeering
Traditionally, obtaining or extorting money illegally or carrying on illegal business activities, usually by organized crime. A pattern of illegal activity carried out as part of an enterprise that is owned or controlled by those who are engaged in the illegal activity. The latter definition derives from the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations Act (RICO), a set of laws (18 U.S.C.A. § 1961 et seq. (1970)) specifically designed to punish racketeering by business enterprises.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


racketeering
Traditionally, obtaining or extorting money illegally or carrying on illegal business activities, usually by organized crime. A pattern of illegal activity carried out as part of an enterprise that is owned or controlled by those who are engaged in the illegal activity. The latter definition derives from the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations Act (RICO), a set of laws (18 U.S.C.A. § 1961 et seq. [1970]) specifically designed to punish racketeering by business enterprises.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

racketeering
n.
   the federal crime of conspiring to organize to commit crimes, particularly as a regular business ("organized crime" or "the Mafia").

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • racketeering — An organized conspiracy to commit the crimes of extortion or coercion, or attempts to commit extortion or coercion. From the standpoint of extortion, it is the obtaining of money or property from another, without his consent, induced by the… …   Black's law dictionary

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