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[n] (informal) any tightly knit group of trusted associates
[n] a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
[n] a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia

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\Maf"fi*a\, Mafia \Ma"fi*a\, n. [It. maffia.] A secret society which organized in Sicily as a political organization, but is now widespread among Italians, and is used to further or protect private interests, reputedly by illegal methods.

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