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Maffia   /mˈæfiə/   Listen
Maffia

noun
1.
A crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia.  Synonyms: Cosa Nostra, Mafia.
2.
A secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century.  Synonyms: Mafia, Sicilian Mafia.
3.
Any tightly knit group of trusted associates.  Synonym: mafia.






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Words linked to "Maffia" :   omerta, mafioso, Cosa Nostra, coterie, colloquialism, family, camp, ingroup, pack, gangland, terrorist act, inner circle, terrorism, syndicate, organized crime, clique, act of terrorism, crime syndicate, gangdom, mob, Sicilian Mafia



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