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white-collar crime

any of various crimes, as embezzlement, fraud, or stealing office equipment, committed by business or professional people while working at their occupations.
Origin of white-collar crime
First recorded in 1945-50
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white-collar criminal, noun Unabridged
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to place an email address or group of addresses on a to-be-filtered list to keep them spam- and virus-free

Word Origin

opposite of blacklist

Usage Note

white list, whitelisting n's 21st Century Lexicon
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