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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: launder 'someone who washes clothes' (14-17 centuries), from French lavandier, from Latin lavare; LAVATORY

launder

verb
     
Related topics: Crime and Law
laun‧der [transitive]
1SC to put money which has been obtained illegally into legal businesses and bank accounts, so that you can hide it or use it:
a law designed to prevent money laundering
2 formal to wash and iron clothes, sheets etc

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