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unusual wealth

This page is about the doublespeak term unusual wealth

Meaning

money from corruption

For example

  • The former chief of police has been charged with amassing "unusual wealth" while in office.

  • Very few politicians are jailed for corruption and unusual wealth, even when found guilty.

Note:
Also "unusually wealthy" and "unusually rich".

Quick Quiz

"Unusual wealth" is wealth from

a. arresting corrupt politicians

b. having an unusual career

c. crime and corruption

Contributor: Matt Errey