Definition of Camorra

1. Noun. A secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail.

Generic synonyms: Gangdom, Gangland, Organized Crime

Definition of Camorra

1. n. A secret organization formed at Naples, Italy, early in the 19th century, and used partly for political ends and partly for practicing extortion, violence, etc.

Definition of Camorra

1. Proper noun. The secret crime organization from Naples, Italy -- equivalent to the Mafia of Sicily. ¹

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Definition of Camorra

1. an unscrupulous secret society [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camorra

Cameroon franc
Cameroonian Pidgin English
Camillo Golgi
Camp David
Campanula americana
Campanula aparinoides
Campanula carpatica
Campanula divaricata
Campanula glomerata
Campanula medium
Campanula persicifolia
Campanula pyramidalis
Campanula rapunculoides
Campanula rapunculus
Campanula rotundifolia

Literary usage of Camorra

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1. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"Signed by 'the camorra of the avvocati.' The arrangement hinted at was to be made by the knife. ... Rise of the camorra.—"But the continuance of the camorra ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"There is a Spanish word camorra (a quarrel), and similar societies seem to have existed in Spain long before the appearance of the camorra in Naples. ..."

3. Adventure Guide Naples, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast: Capri, Ischia, Pompeii by Marina Carter (2006)
"A Southern Subculture: the camorra The camorra is a secretive criminal ... In 1735 one gaming house in Naples was "camorra avanti palazzo" (camorra in front ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1877)
"... GE, AND iTS “camorra.” T ATTEMPTED the other day to give in these pages such an I account of the ... purpose to do as much for Naples, its camorra and ..."

5. Secrets of the Prison-house: Or, Gaol Studies and Sketches by Arthur Griffiths (1894)
"NISIDA AND THE camorra. ... to kill Baiocchi—-Narrow escapes—Returns to Chatham—His ultimate fate—The camorra generally—Still flourishing in coatti, ..."

6. Brigandage in South Italy by David Hilton Wheeler (1864)
"THE camorra. This strange secret society organized extortion—Uncertainty of its origin—Probably a Spanish importation—Traces of it in the sixteenth ..."

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