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Definitions for cosa nostra
ˈkoʊ zə ˈnoʊs trəcosa nos·tra

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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

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  1. cosa nostra

    Cosa Nostra, also known as the Sicilian Mafia, is a criminal syndicate and secret society that emerged in the mid-19th century in Sicily, Italy. The group is involved in various criminal activities such as illegal drug trafficking, loan sharking, extortion, and organized gambling, among others. The term "Cosa Nostra" translates to "our thing" in English and members refer to each other as "men of honor" or "wise guys." The organization is notoriously known for its code of silence and non-cooperation with authorities, a practice known as "omerta."

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosa nostra in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosa nostra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cosa nostra in a Sentence

  1. Antonino Di Matteo:

    As judges were being blown up, some people in the state helped Cosa Nostra, this is a historic ruling.

  2. Roberto Saviano:

    Unless he decides to repent, Matteo Messina Denaro, even locked up, will continue to be the king of the Cosa Nostra because no one is ready to sit on the throne that he left only half-empty.

  3. John Dickie:

    His importance is symbolic, when he was hiding, he was a living advertisement for the power of the Cosa Nostra, but he didn’t have that power now.


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