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income earned surreptitiously or illegally, usually in cash, and not reported to the government so as to avoid paying taxes on it.
that part of a nation’s income that relates to its black economy
any money that a person or organization acquires illegally, as by a means that involves tax evasion
(US) money to fund a government project that is concealed in the cost of some other project

Money obtained illegally, esp by politicians and organized-crime operations, that must be ”laundered” before it can be used: Money that derives from an illegal transaction is considered ”dirty” or ”black” cash
Income not reported for tax purposes; skim (1970s+)


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