[ US /ˈmɑfiə/ ]
[ UK /mˈæfiɐ/ ]
  1. any tightly knit group of trusted associates
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How To Use mafia In A Sentence

  • Or, conversely, isn't the character of modern American life strangely illuminated by -- and compatible with -- that entity that is so often described as antithetical to it, the mafia? Critical Mass
  • There must be a solid hierarchy and system of protection safeguarded by organized crime syndicates or mafia.
  • Seven police officials, including a police inspector and a subinspector, have already been arrested for their links to Goa's notorious narcotics mafia over the last two months. Zee News : India National
  • Go3 has a portfolio of successful English games such as the hit title Mafia corruption, as well as numerous applications on the iPhone and over the Facebook network. Qwaider Planet
  • It was also the scene of murders: mafia henchmen allegedly threw unfortunates who couldn't pay their debts from the seven-floor building.
  • But there is a risk of giving far more coverage to former criminals than to the victims of Italy's mafia clans. Times, Sunday Times
  • A few months ago, the cops busted an illegal numbers operation - the local Mafia's preferred racket these days - a few miles up the street from Vesuvio's.
  • Santapaola allegedly headed the armed wing of the Mafia.
  • He owed money to the Russian mafia. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sandalwood mafias thrive due to the political patronage.
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