Maffia


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Noun1.Maffia - a crime syndicate in the United StatesMaffia - a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia
omerta - a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities
crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family - a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
mafioso - a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
2.Maffia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
gangdom, gangland, organized crime - underworld organizations
mafioso - a member of the Sicilian Mafia
3.maffia - any tightly knit group of trusted associates
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
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Ar ol blynyddoedd o siarad am y peth a misoedd o drefnu daeth tua 150 ynghyd i fwynhau cerddoriaeth gan Radio Rhydd, DJ Fflyffilyfbybl, DJ Alan Holmes (Fflaps / Ectogtram), Fiona a Gorwel Owen (Eirin Peryglus), Henry Priestman (The Christians), Neil Crud ac Alan Matthews (4Q), Maffia Mr Huws, Dic Ben a Gethin Jones (Elfyn Presli), Dyfrig Topper a The Earth (grwp newydd Mark Cyrff/ Catatonia a Dafydd Ieuan o'r Super Furry Animals).
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