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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions.

Usage examples (31)
  • PUERTO RICO is a Commonwealth, and they govern their own internal affairs with an elected Governor.
  • With respect to the settlement of disputes between two criminal entities, RICO is simply the state asserting it's monopoly over force against those who would circumvent it.
  • That’s what RICO is meant to be applied to and most judges realize that.
  • "I did write the textbook on civil RICO, which is why Patricia came to me." for more
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