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omertà

[aw-mer-tah; English oh-mer-tuh] /ˌɔ mɛrˈtɑ; English oʊˈmɛr tə/
noun, Italian.
1.
secrecy sworn to by oath; code of silence.
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Examples from the web for omertà
  • To become made, soldiers are required to take an oath of silence, called omerta.
  • Chase is so paranoid about leaking plot points, it's as if he's forced everyone connected with the show to take an oath of omertà.
British Dictionary definitions for omertà

omertà

/omerˈta/
noun
1.
a conspiracy of silence
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Word Origin and History for omertà

omerta

n.

1909, from dialectal form of Italian umilta "humility," in reference to the code of submission of individuals to the group interest, from Latin humilitas (see humility).

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