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Organized crime   Listen
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.

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Words linked to "Organized crime" :   maffia, mob, family, pack, ring, gangdom, Camorra, social group, gang, mafia, gangland, Sicilian Mafia, crime syndicate, yakuza, underworld, syndicate, Black Hand

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