A caporegime (or capodecina) is a high ranking member of a crime family and one of the Don's most trusted allies. A capo (which is Italian for captain) is in charge of a crew called a regime, which usually consists of up to twenty soldiers and associates. Traditionally, capodecina indicated that the capo commanded ten soldati and any possible number of associates, though in the past (or in the event of a war) the crew had a larger number of men, and due to changes in time with regards to strength, influence, loyalty or feared descent of a capo, more loyal caporegimes were beefed up. Capos run their own family territory but must follow the limitations and guidelines created by the boss, as well as pay him his cut of their profits. Capos are nominated by the underboss, but typically chosen by the boss himself.