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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -mafia-, *mafia*. Possible hiragana form: まふぃあ

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: organized crime \organized crime\ n. Groups of persons organized for illegal purposes, such as bootlegging, conducting illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, etc.; -- a general term encompassing most forms of criminal groups, but especially those that are consolidated into "families" more or less recognizing each other's different regions of operation; sometimes considered synonymous with the {mafia} or the {syndicate}. [PJC] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Maffia \Maf"fi*a\, Mafia \Ma"fi*a\, n. [It. maffia.] 1. 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; called also the {Sicilian Mafia}. [WordNet sense 2] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A group of loosely associated of criminal organizations in the United States, some having ties to the Sicilian Mafia, and organized in "families"; the term is applied to the entire group of organizations, or to any one local group. Also, loosely, organized groups of criminals anywhere, as the Russian mafia. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: syndicate, mob, Cosa Nostra, La Cosa Nostra, organized crime. [WordNet 1.6 + PJC] 3. Any tightly knit group of trusted associates having strong control or influence in some area; as, Kennedy and his Irish Mafia. [informal] [WordNet sense 3] [PJC] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Mafia \Maf"i*a\, Mafioso \Ma`fi*o"so\, n. see {maffia}, {maffioso}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Syndicate \Syn"di*cate\, n. [Cf. F. syndicat, LL. syndicatus.] 1. The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council, or body of syndics. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. An association of persons officially authorized to undertake some duty or to negotiate some business; also, an association of persons who combine to carry out, on their own account, a financial or industrial project; as, a syndicate of bankers formed to take up and dispose of an entire issue of government bonds. [1913 Webster] 3. A more or less organized association of criminals controlling some aspects of criminal activity, in a specific area or country-wide; -- used loosely as a synonym for {organized crime} or the {mafia}. [PJC] 4. (Journalism) a commercial organization that purchases various journalistic items, such as articles, columns, or comic strips, from their individual creators, and resells them to newspapers or other periodicals for simultaneous publication over a wide area. [PJC] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: Mafia n 1: a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia [syn: {Mafia}, {Maffia}, {Cosa Nostra}] 2: a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century [syn: {Mafia}, {Maffia}, {Sicilian Mafia}] 3: any tightly knit group of trusted associates [syn: {mafia}, {maffia}] From German-English Freedict dictionary [fd-deu-eng]: Mafia [mafiːaː] (n) , s.(f ) mafia

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