Syndicate vs. Mafia

Syndicate vs. Mafia — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Syndicate and Mafia

Syndicatenoun

An association of people or firms formed to promote a common interest or carry out a business enterprise.

Mafianoun

A secret criminal organization operating mainly in Sicily since the early 1800s and known for its intimidation of and retribution against law enforcement officials and witnesses.

Syndicatenoun

A loose affiliation of gangsters in control of organized criminal activities.

Mafianoun

A secret criminal organization operating mainly in the United States and Italy and engaged in illegal activities such as gambling, drug-dealing, protection, and prostitution.

Syndicatenoun

An agency that sells articles, features, or photographs for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously.

Mafianoun

Any of various similar criminal organizations, especially when dominated by members of the same nationality.

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Syndicatenoun

A company consisting of a number of separate newspapers; a newspaper chain.

Mafianoun

often mafia(Informal) A tightly knit group of trusted associates, as of a political leader

"[He] is one of the personal mafia that [the chancellor] brought with him to Bonn" (Christian Science Monitor).

Syndicatenoun

The office, position, or jurisdiction of a syndic or body of syndics.

Mafianoun

A hierarchically structured secret organisation engaged in illegal activities like distribution of narcotics, gambling and extortion.

Syndicateverb

To organize into or manage as a syndicate.

Mafianoun

A crime syndicate.

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Syndicateverb

To sell (a horse) to a syndicate.

Mafianoun

A trusted group of associates, as of a political leader.

Syndicateverb

To sell (a comic strip or column, for example) through a syndicate for simultaneous publication in newspapers or periodicals.

Mafianoun

An entity which attempts to control a specified arena.

the digital mafiathe literary mafia

Syndicateverb

To sell (a television series, for example) directly to independent stations.

Mafianoun

a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia

Syndicateverb

To create a feed for (a website), allowing users to include content from the website in other websites or to view the content.

Mafianoun

a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century

Syndicateverb

To include (the contents of a website) on another website by using a feed.

Mafianoun

any tightly knit group of trusted associates

Syndicateverb

To join together in a syndicate.

Syndicatenoun

A group of individuals or companies formed to transact some specific business, or to promote a common interest; a self-coordinating group.

a gambling syndicate

Syndicatenoun

(crime) A group of gangsters engaged in organized crime.

Syndicatenoun

(mass media) A group of media companies, or an agency, formed to acquire content such as articles, cartoons, etc., and to publish it in multiple outlets; a chain of newspapers or other media outlets managed by such an organization.

Syndicatenoun

The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a body or council of syndics.

Syndicateverb

(intransitive) To become a syndicate.

Syndicateverb

(transitive) To put under the control of a group acting as a unit.

Syndicateverb

To release media content through a syndicate to be broadcast or published through multiple outlets.

Syndicatenoun

a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Syndicatenoun

an association of companies for some definite purpose

Syndicatenoun

a news agency that sells features or articles or photographs etc. to newspapers for simultaneous publication

Syndicateverb

join together into a syndicate;

The banks syndicated

Syndicateverb

organize into or form a syndicate

Syndicateverb

sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations