Mafia

Mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate that primarily practices protection racketeering {–} the use of violent intimidation to manipulate local economic activity, especially illicit trade; secondary activities may be practiced such as drug-trafficking, loan sharking and fraud. Being bonded together by a code of honour, in particular the co...
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Mafia

• (n.) A secret society which organized in Sicily as a political organization, but is now widespread among Italians, and is used to further or protect private interests, reputedly by illegal methods.
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Mafia

noun a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
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Mafia

Maffia noun a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia
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Mafia

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Mafia

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Mafia

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Mafia

hierarchically structured society of criminals of primarily Italian or Sicilian birth or extraction. The term applies to the traditional criminal ... [7 related articles]
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Mafia

Mafia (mä'fēä) , name given to a number of organized groups of Sicilian brigands in the 19th and 20th cent. Unlike the Camorra in Naples, the Mafia had no hierarchic organization; each group operated on its own. The Mafia originated in feudal times, when lords hired brigands to g...
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Mafia

Secret society reputed to control organized crime such as gambling, loansharking, drug traffic, prostitution, and protection; connected with the Camorra of Naples. It originated in Sicily in the...
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Mafia

Secret society reputed to control organized crime such as gambling, loansharking, drug traffic, prostitution, and protection; connected with the Camorra of Naples. It originated in Sicily in the late Middle Ages and now operates chiefly there and in countries to which Italians have emigrated, such as the USA and Australia. During the early 1990...
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Mafia

The mafia were originally a Sicilian secret terrorist murderous society comprising people of all classes which became prominent in the 1860s - they described themselves as a Sicillian vendetta society. The members of the Mafia are bound never to carry their suits to the regular courts or to give evidence before them. Murder and robbery, though disc...
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mafia

[n] - a crime syndicate in the United States 2. [n] - a secret terrorist group in Sicily 3. [n] - (informal) any tightly knit group of trusted associates
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