Definitions for cosa nostraˈkoʊ zə ˈnoʊs trə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Co•sa Nos•traˈkoʊ zə ˈnoʊs trə(n.)

  1. a secret organization allegedly engaged in organized crime in the U.S. and modeled after and affiliated with the Mafia.

    Category: Sociology

Origin of Cosa Nostra:

1960–65; < It: lit., our affair

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mafia, Maffia, Cosa Nostra(noun)

    a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia


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