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English → English (WordNet) Definition: Maffia Maffia n 1: a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia [syn: Mafia, Cosa Nostra] 2: a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century [syn: Mafia, Sicilian Mafia] 3: any tightly knit group of trusted associates [syn: mafia]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Maffia Maffia \Maf"fi*a\, Mafia \Ma"fi*a\, n. [It. maffia.] 1. 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; called also the Sicilian Mafia. [WordNet sense 2] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A group of loosely associated of criminal organizations in the United States, some having ties to the Sicilian Mafia, and organized in “families”; the term is applied to the entire group of organizations, or to any one local group. Also, loosely, organized groups of criminals anywhere, as the Russian mafia. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: syndicate, mob, Cosa Nostra, La Cosa Nostra, organized crime. [WordNet 1.6 + PJC] 3. Any tightly knit group of trusted associates having strong control or influence in some area; as, Kennedy and his Irish Mafia. [informal] [WordNet sense 3] [PJC]


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