Meaning of Mafia

English: Mafia
Bangla: মাফিয়া
Hindi: माफीया
Type: Unknown / অজানা / अज्ञात

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Bangla Academy Dictionary:

Definition: 1

a hierarchically structured secret organization allegedly engaged in smuggling, racketeering, trafficking in narcotics, and other criminal activities in the U.S., Italy, and elsewhere.

Definition: 2

(lowercase) a popular spirit of hostility to legal restraint and to the law, often manifesting itself in criminal acts. a 19th-century secret society, similar to the Camorra in Naples, that acted in this spirit.

Definition: 3

(often lowercase) any small powerful or influential group in an organization or field; clique.

Definition: 4

the Mafia, an international secret organization founded in Sicily, probably in opposition to tyranny. It developed into a criminal organization and in the late 19th century was carried to the US by Italian immigrants

Definition: 5

any group considered to resemble the Mafia See also Black Hand, Camorra, Cosa Nostra