an·​ti-Ma·​fia | \ ˌan-ˌtī-ˈmä-fē-ə How to pronounce anti-Mafia (audio) , -ˈma-, ˌan-tē- \

Definition of anti-Mafia

: opposed to the Mafia or criminal activities related to the Mafia The struggle to put those laws into effect would give Corleone another working-class anti-Mafia hero and martyr.— David Lane, Into the Heart of the Mafia, 2009

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First Known Use of anti-Mafia

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-Mafia

anti- entry 1 + mafia

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“Anti-Mafia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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