caporegime

[ kah-poh-ruh-zheem, kap-o- ]
/ ˌkɑ poʊ rəˈʒim, ˌkæp ɒ- /

noun

the second in command to a capo; Mafia lieutenant.

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Origin of caporegime

1970–75; <Italian, literally head of the regime; see capo2, regime

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