a secret association engaged in organized crime in the U.S., modeled after and affiliated with the Mafia.
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“He was living in hiding, not from law enforcement, but from La Cosa Nostra,” the lawyer told the court.A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend | Michael Daly | May 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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British Dictionary definitions for Cosa Nostra
the branch of the Mafia that operates in the US
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