a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia
a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
any tightly knit group of trusted associates
- The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered.
- The mafia paid blood money to have that man killed.
One of these secret societies, the Mafia, or the Camorra..is on their track.出自： A. Christie
The game is Mafia-controlled, demonstrably crooked.出自： A. Hailey