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Overview of noun mafia

The noun mafia has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Mafia, Maffia, Cosa Nostra

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

2. Mafia, Maffia, Sicilian Mafia

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

3. mafia, maffia

(any tightly knit group of trusted associates) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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