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ˈmɑ fi ə, ˈmæf i əMafia

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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.

    Etymology: From mafia, from mafia, from مهجس.

  2. Mafianoun

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

    Somehow he managed to piss off the Russian Mafia.

    Etymology: From mafia, from mafia, from مهجس.

  3. mafianoun

    A crime syndicate

    Etymology: From mafia, from mafia, from مهجس.

  4. mafianoun

    A trusted group of associates of a political leader

    Etymology: From mafia, from mafia, from مهجس.

  5. mafianoun

    An in-group

    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. Pope Francis:

    We say 'no' to corruption that is so widespread that it seems to be an attitude, normal behavior, but not in words, rather in deeds. We say 'no' to Mafia collusion, fraud, bribes, and the like.

  2. Patricia Bullrich:

    We were able to establish that this was part of a mafia clan that had planned the attack since 5 a.m..

  3. Fahmi Radhy:

    It's good to choose (Soetjipto) as Pertamina CEO because he hasn't been contaminated by the oil and gas mafia.

  4. Hamed Kouyate:

    Once you're there, you're trapped, you're in the hands of the mafia.

  5. Bill Maher:

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

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assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
  • A. abrade
  • B. abet
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  • D. monish

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