Top Definition
The criminal underworld. Also, "The Family".

Etymology: Victorian slang
The term "The Family" for a Mafia organization, such as the "Five Families" of New York, is rooted in the Victorian term "The Family" (or "Family People"), slang for the underworld.
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by Twathenge April 15, 2006
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