Pronunciation: (ku-môr'u, -mor'u; It.kä-môr'rä), [key]
1. a secret society of Naples, Italy, first publicly known about 1820, that developed into a powerful political organization and was later associated with blackmail, robbery, etc., until its destruction in 1911.
2. (l.c.) any similar society or group.
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