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|Noun||1.||Maffia - 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
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
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