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Mafia

Pronunciación: /ˈmafɪə/

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1 (the Mafia) [treated as singular or plural] An organized international body of criminals, operating originally in Sicily and now especially in Italy and the US and having a complex and ruthless behavioural code.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Where Mafia and drug barons rule, investigators of any kind become targets.
  • Under Italian criminal law it is a criminal offence to be a member of the Mafia.
  • Women in the Mafia have been documented as a rising trend in Italy's criminal underworld.
1.1 (mafia) Any organized group of criminals resembling the Mafia in its way of operating: the rise of criminal mafias in Russian and Eastern Europe
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Smuggling, bribery, protection rackets and the rise of criminal mafias are some of the common symptoms of rigidly controlled economies.
  • Often sex rackets and drug mafias operate under the veil of these centres.
  • There must be a solid hierarchy and system of protection safeguarded by organized crime syndicates or mafia.
1.2 (mafia) A group regarded as exerting a hidden sinister influence: the British literary mafia
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Leaving the court mafia intact would make the fight against corruption useless.
  • Thieves, vandals, and con artists appeared, and online mafias emerged.
  • Sandalwood mafias thrive due to the political patronage.

Origen

Italian (Sicilian dialect), originally in the sense 'bragging'.

Palabras que riman con Mafia

raffia, tafia

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Saltos de línea: Mafia

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