underboss


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un·der·boss

 (ŭn′dər-bôs′, -bŏs′)
n.
An assistant to a chief, especially in a crime syndicate.

underboss

(ˈʌndəˌbɒs)
n
(Sociology) a person who is second in command within a system of organized crime
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Noun1.underboss - an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)underboss - an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
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The lawyer for a New York man accused of killing a Gambino Family underboss claims his client believed the underboss was actually a member of the "deep state," which is believed by some to be a secret and coordinated government organization operating to undermine the Trump administration.
Federal prosecutors referred to Cali in court filings in recent years as the underboss of the Mafia's Gambino family, once one of the most powerful crime organizations in the country.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn had referred to Cali in court filings in recent years as the underboss of the Gambino organisation, related through marriage to the Inzerillo clan in the Sicilian mafia.
In one of the most harrowing sequences of Outrage, Otomo and his underboss Mizuno (Shiina Kippei) ambush Murase at the dentist and proceed to mangle his open mouth with a drill.
In a nightclub, conferring with an underboss, he points out various thugs and notes his dislike and distrust of them all.
He moved up the ladder along with his brother and became the family's new underboss. Carmen later pleaded guilty to corruption charges and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Each Cartel underboss has their own personality - characters which are fleshed out with backstories.
Defeating these underlings will get you to the underboss and once you are done with them, you can finally deal with El Sueno, the main boss himself.
Thus, data-centered technologies are not one of the "bosses" of checks and balances but merely an underboss, an obdurate enforcer of the various laws and ethics which abound within the private sector and serve as the basis for the need for transparency.
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He has criminal status of underboss, and is known by his nickname Altukha, the press service of the Ministry reported.
"Ex-Mob Underboss Given Lenient Term For Help as Witness." New York Times, September 27, 1994, p.