A Neapolitan secret culture arranged about 1820, notorious for practicing violence and blackmail.
An unscrupulous, clandestine team.
A secret business formed at Naples, Italy, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, and used partly for governmental finishes and partially for exercising extortion, violence, etc.
A secret company formed in the kingdom of Naples in Bourbon government, very first publicly known about 1820, partly political and partially of nature of a standing vigilance committee, which exercised great power sometimes among the list of reduced courses, deciding conflicts and acting as referee, punishing genuine or fictional crimes, and exacting repayment for many such services.
a secret society in Naples notorious for assault and blackmail