What does Mafia mean?

Definitions for Mafia
ˈmɑ fi ə, ˈmæf i əmafi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mafia, Maffia, Cosa Nostranoun

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

  2. Mafia, Maffia, Sicilian Mafianoun

    a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century

  3. mafia, maffianoun

    any tightly knit group of trusted associates


  1. Mafianoun

    An international criminal organization of Sicilian origin operating in Italy and the United States.

  2. Mafianoun

    Any organized crime syndicate operating internationally in high-level organized crime; .

    Somehow he managed to piss off the Russian Mafia.

  3. mafianoun

    A crime syndicate

  4. mafianoun

    A trusted group of associates of a political leader

  5. mafianoun

    An in-group

  6. Etymology: From mafia, from mafia, from مهجس.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mafia in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mafia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Mafia in a Sentence

  1. Bill Maher:

    Islam is the only religion that acts like the mafia that will f *** ing kill you if you say the wrong thing.

  2. John Dickie:

    His network has been pruned over the years and the Mafia has been weakened by arrests, the Mafia was different 30 years ago, it was much stronger.

  3. Mark Kleiman:

    The Mafia abandoned alcohol.

  4. Dionisio Lopez:

    It's all one big mafia. We having nothing but pure corruption here in Mexico and it's proven, why pretend otherwise?

  5. Manager Tahsin Yasin:

    Illegal tax collection did happen under Yanukovich. Luckily it didn't affect us then, but they are targeting us now despite supposed reforms, we are dealing with a completely unprofessional mafia who are there simply to extort as much as they can while in office.

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    the sign of sicilain mafia explain plz
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    Liaqat Ali
    how to know about the sign of sicilian mafia
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personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
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