Definition of ill-gotten in English:

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adjective

  • Acquired by illegal or unfair means: the mafiosi launder their ill-gotten gains
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    • Katarik began to rifle through the robbers' treasure and ill-gotten gains.
    • We look forward to seeing the expression of the first big-time criminal as his ill-gotten gains are snatched away from him.
    • Together we melted into the nearby maize field to devour our ill-gotten contraband.

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