gangsterism


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gang·ster

 (găng′stər)
n.
1. A member of an organized group of criminals; a racketeer.
2. A member of a gang of delinquents.

gang′ster·dom n.
gang′ster·ism n.
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gangsterism

(ˈɡæŋstərɪzəm)
n
the culture of belonging to organized gangs of criminals, esp involving violence
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gangsterism

the habit of using organized violence to achieve one’s ends. — gangster, n.
See also: Behavior
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Translations

gangsterism

[ˈgæŋstərɪzəm] Ngan(g)sterismo m
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gangsterism

nGangstertum nt, → Verbrechertum nt
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The decision to deploy troops was authorised by President Cyril Ramaphosa to assist the police's multi-disciplinary operations, including the newly-established Anti-Gang Unit, to tackle gangsterism and drug trafficking amid concerns of an alarming murder rate in gang-infested areas.
Mr Joseph Lengman, the Director-General, Plateau State Peace Building Agency (PSPBA), has called for collaborative efforts to combat the high rate of cultism, gangsterism and other crimes in the state.
Let down by their husbands' bosses, the women arm themselves with guns and turn to their very own gangsterism.
The case has been classified as murder and police are looking into gangsterism or revenge as a possible motive.
"We witness this low level of discipline in disrespectful behavior of children and teens who are most vulnerable to the use of drugs and oftentimes resort to gangsterism," he said.
Earthquakes of present evils, theft, gangsterism, target killing, suicide bombing and massacres do not shake or move people anyone anymore.
IGP Sudue expressed disgust over such behavior of 'gangsterism', warning that donors will not continue to give aid to the country if Liberians persistently demonstrated such unscrupulous attitude.
"We finally wish to warn that we shall not condone any form of gangsterism and anyone attempting to revive such proscribed criminal groups will face the full force of the law."
'This is a signal fire to worse state gangsterism and vigilantism, which are now already expressed under Oplan Tokhang and all-out war against perceived communist rebels,' she added in a statement.
Selvaraj, Principal Assistant Director of Kuala Lumpur STAGG (Special Task Force for Anti-Vice, Gaming and Gangsterism) SAC Mohd Nadzri Hussain and Astro Premium Drama Unit and Film head Saniboey Mohd Ismail.