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Maffia vs. Mafia

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The main difference between Maffia and Mafia is that the Maffia is a Secret World War I organization and Mafia is a type of organized crime enterprise

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  • Maffia (noun)

    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.

  • Maffia (noun)

    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.

  • Maffia (noun)

    Any tightly knit group of trusted associates having strong control or influence in some area; as, Kennedy and his Irish Mafia.

  • Mafia (noun)

    see maffia, maffioso.

Webster Dictionary
  • Maffia (noun)

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

  • Maffia (noun)

    a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century

  • Maffia (noun)

    any tightly knit group of trusted associates

  • Mafia (noun)

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

  • Mafia (noun)

    a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century

  • Mafia (noun)

    any tightly knit group of trusted associates

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