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COSA NOSTRA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Cosa Nostra mean? 

COSA NOSTRA (noun)
  The noun COSA NOSTRA has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: COSA NOSTRA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COSA NOSTRA (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Cosa Nostra; Maffia; Mafia

Hypernyms ("Cosa Nostra" is a kind of...):

crime syndicate; family; mob; syndicate (a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities)

Meronyms (members of "Cosa Nostra"):

mafioso (a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States)

Domain member category:

omerta (a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities)


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