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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The underworld of organized criminal gangs.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or carried out by organized criminals: gangland turf; a gangland slaying.

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  • n. The underworld of organized crime.

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  • n. underworld organizations

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Examples

  • Another 50 civilians have been bumped-off in gangland-style hits authorized by the Knesset†™ s newest Mafia Don, Ehud Olmert.

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  • Police were questioning three people about the latest murder in one of the bloodiest feuds in Irish gangland history.

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  • The next big thing in gangland fiction is going to be a fucking blockbuster: A cabal of sociopathic-yet-idiotic rich dudes pull together a coalition of differently-aggrieved white folks that takes over America (by stealing an election), and thus takes over the world.

    Matthew Yglesias » Gangland Fun

  • Word has it, Danny, that you are also a target in this so-called gangland war for control.

    Kill the Irishman

  • Top attraction of the hearing was the testimony of Virginia Hill, known as gangland's sweetheart, who told the investigators that all her income came from "friends" and gambling.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Along the way, the anthology makes multiple stops in Hollywood, the one we know and the one that could never exist, from 30s noir to extraterrestrial infiltration, from a magical "gangland" to destruction after "the big one."

    Five things make a post, they say

  • You create a kind of gangland atmosphere, which tends to be better for the Taliban than it is for the Pakistani government.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2009

  • In other words, you create a kind of gangland atmosphere, which tends to be better for the Taliban than it is for the Pakistani government.

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2009

  • Ahmed died beside a co-worker in the kind of gangland killing that has become routine over the last year in a neighborhood in western Baghdad called Khadra.

    Archive 2004-05-01

  • The Rudd Government has delivered a Melbourne-style 'gangland' budget to the Australian people which is all smiles on the outside but beneath the surface is hiding a dark underbelly, according to Family First Leader Senator Steve Fielding ..... (composite video) australia. to

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