gangland

[gang-land, -luhnd]
noun
the world of organized crime; criminal underworld.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; gang1 + land

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gangland (ˈɡæŋˌlænd, -lənd)
 
n
the criminal underworld

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Gangland killings among drug mafias are a frightening novelty.
He had become mentally incapable of returning to gangland politics.
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