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292. Gangsterism (See also Outlawry.)

  1. Black Hand, the sobriquet for the Mafia. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1657]
  2. Capone, Al Scarf ace (18991947) Chicago mobster, famous gangland bootleg king. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 73]
  3. Cosa Nostra secret organization akin to the Mafia; operates in the U.S. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
  4. Detroit Purple Gang gangster mob of the 1920s. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2018]
  5. Godfather father figure to the Mafia. [Am. Lit.: The Godfather ; Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 297]
  6. Krik, Benya tough Jewish gangster of Odessa. [Russ. Lit.: Benya Krik, the Gangster ]
  7. Little Caesar archetypal gangster. [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 269]
  8. M criminals are so revolted by the murder of several children that they search and capture the murderer. [Ger. Cinema: Halliwell, 256]
  9. Mafia sinister crime syndicate promotes violence to achieve goals. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1657]
  10. Syndicate organized crime unit throughout major cities of the United States. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2018]