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Cosa Nostra

[ koh-zuh nohs-truh ]

noun

  1. a secret association engaged in organized crime in the U.S., modeled after and affiliated with the Mafia.


Cosa Nostra

/ ˈkəʊsə ˈnɒstrə /

noun

  1. the branch of the Mafia that operates in the US


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Cosa Nostra1

1960–65; < Italian: literally, our affair
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Cosa Nostra1

Italian, literally: our thing
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Example Sentences

“He was living in hiding, not from law enforcement, but from La Cosa Nostra,” the lawyer told the court.

Here is the best book I have read on the role of organized crime in southern Italy, John Dickie's Cosa Nostra.

As John Dickie tells it in his riveting and convincing Cosa Nostra, Italy's Mafia problem is not a problem born of culture.

Cosa Nostra is a history, not a treatise, and a gripping history at that.

Wanting to learn more, I turned to John Dickie's Cosa Nostra, the most acclaimed of all English-language Mafia studies.

So the best you can recall, Oswald didn't say that he had recently visited someone in the Cosa Nostra?

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