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Refers to a structured group often involved in organized crime and illegal activities. SlideThe mafia laundered money through various businesses.
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Commonly associated with Italian organized crime but also used for similar groups worldwide. SlideThe show depicted the Russian mafia's operations.
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Colloquial UsagePlay
Often used in informal contexts to describe organized crime groups, not in formal/legal documents. SlideHe joked about the school cafeteria's 'mafia' controlling snack prices.