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See also: mafia
- Maffia (less common)
- (specifically) An international criminal organization of Sicilian origin operating in Italy and the United States.
- (by extension) Any organized crime syndicate operating internationally in high-level organized crime; often with a modifying adjective, such as a nationality.
- Somehow he managed to piss off the Russian Mafia.
- Alternative capitalization of mafia (an entity which attempts to control a specified arena).
international criminal organisation of Sicilian origin
organized criminal syndicate
Mafia f (genitive Mafia, plural Mafias)