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Pronunciation: /tandʒenˈtɔpoli/

Translation of tangentopoli in English:

nome femminile invariabile

  • Kick Back City
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Cultural Note: Tangentopoli

This term (which means “kick back city”) is widely used in the Italian media. It was first coined to describe Milan, where the judiciary had carried out an investigation into a series of episodes involving corruption, and was then extended to mean the whole system of illegal financing by the government parties which was uncovered in a famous inquiry in 1992-93 (see Mani pulite).

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