gangdom


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gangdom

the world of gangs or organized crime.
See also: Crime
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gangdom - underworld organizationsgangdom - underworld organizations    
social group - people sharing some social relation
yakuza - organized crime in Japan; an alliance of criminal organizations and illegal enterprises
gang, mob, pack, ring - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
underworld - the criminal class
Sicilian Mafia, Maffia, Mafia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
Black Hand - a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century
Camorra - a secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail
crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family - a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
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The yin and yang of gangdom, they are perfect reflections of each other, except that which is white and which is black changes on an almost daily basis.
Sure, it sounds like a soap opera, but that's really what this engrossing show is, counter-pointed brilliantly with the gangdom saga that has led to Tony assuming supremacy of his other "family.
These gangsters warring for more and more control over their gangdoms have led to the deaths of hundreds of people.