Caporegime

A caporegime or capodecina, usually shortened to just a capo, is a term used in the Mafia for a high-ranking made member of a crime family who heads a `crew` of soldiers and has major social status and influence in the organization. Caporegime is an Italian word, which is used to signify the head of a family in Sicily, but has now come to mean a.....
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caporegime

(from the article `Mafia`) ...Each don had an underboss, who functioned as a vice president or deputy director, and a consigliere, or counselor, who had considerable power and ...
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