mafiosi mafiosi


  1. (n) a member of the Sicilian Mafia
  2. (n) a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States


  1. Until recently, the biggest risk run by mafiosi was internecine warfare sparked by territorial jealousies.
  2. The traditional code also dictated that mafiosi were practicing Catholics who married and raised families, never divorcing or taking mistresses.
  3. Some mafiosi may have been in trouble with their families already.


  • Judge OKs Genovese crime family soldier wake attendance

    This judge has respect for respects. A Brooklyn federal court judge today allowed a reputed Genovese crime family soldier to remain out on bail despite his ill-advised attendance at a mobbed up wake. Despite bail conditions that prohibit his mingling with mafiosi, James Bernardone, 46, showed up at a March...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. Justice Minister Angelino Alfano, hailing the arrests, said they showed a Mafia that "does not resign itself to defeat, while proving that the tough tenacity of the state...... is stronger than any unhealthy attempt by the Mafia and the mafiosi to...
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: Angelino Alfano Source: AFP

  2. "This is moving from criminal activity by Mafiosi to criminal activity by parliamentarians," said Antonio Di Pietro, a former anti-graft magistrate who heads the small opposition Italy of Values party.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Antonio Di Pietro Source: U.S. Daily

  3. "We have succeeded in separating the fate of mafiosi from that of their property," Mr Maroni said.
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Roberto Maroni Source: BBC News

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