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Definition of "camorra" []

  • A secret society organized in about 1820 in Naples, which thrives on blackmail and extortion (noun)
  • Any similar clandestine group (noun)

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Use "camorra" in a sentence
  • "Yes, insisted the "bravo," it was all made up, a "camorra" -- not a word of truth in it, and he had invented the whole thing in order to get a vacation from State prison and a free ride to New York."
  • ""camorra" for many years, and he hated all blackmailers with a just and deadly hatred."
  • "CHURCH: According to police, the camorra has been blamed for about 60 killings this year in Naples and its surrounding county."
  • "Yes, insisted the "bravo," it was all made up, a "camorra" -- not a word of truth in it, and he had invented the whole thing in order to get a vacation from State prison and a free ride to New York."
  • ""camorra" for many years, and he hated all blackmailers with a just and deadly hatred."
  • "LA REPUBLICA (via telephone): These kinds of killings are part of the camorra or mafia war."
  • "ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): An execution-style killing outside a store in Naples Italy by the camorra or local mafia."