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Definition of ill-gotten adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ill-gotten

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɪl ˈɡɒtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪl ˈɡɑːtn//
 
(old-fashioned or humorous)
 
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obtained dishonestly or unfairly ill-gotten gains (= money that was not obtained fairly) His ill-gotten millions are all safely stashed away in a Swiss bank.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ill-gotten