verb (used with object)
- to disguise the source of (illegal or secret funds or profits), usually by transmittal through a foreign bank or a complex network of intermediaries.
- to disguise the true nature of (a transaction, operation, or the like) by routing money or goods through one or more intermediaries.
verb (used without object)
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He owns at least one tire repair shop, a cash-heavy business that makes it easy to invent receipts and launder money.The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico|Nick Romeo|August 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Such actions are, in a sense, allowing Switzerland to launder its reputation.
Launder, that washes the children of the privy chamber, 75, 112.The Privy Purse Expenses of King Henry VIII from November MDXXIX, to December MDXXXII|Nicholas Harris Nicolas
Laundress is formed by adding -ess to launder or laundre, the contracted form of lavender as here used.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
Launder, in his Voyage to India, p. 81, saw one erected in a tank of water.The Round Towers of Ireland|Henry O'Brien
Also he had towels for his own personal use and those he managed to launder, somehow.The Cinder Pond|Carroll Watson Rankin
The name Lander or Launder is unconnected with these (see p.186).The Romance of Names|Ernest Weekley