omertà

[aw-mer-tah; English oh-mer-tuh] /ˌɔ mɛrˈtɑ; English oʊˈmɛr tə/
noun, Italian.
1.
secrecy sworn to by oath; code of silence.
Example Sentences for omerta
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 omerta
omertà (omerˈta)
 
n
a conspiracy of silence

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Word Origin and History for omerta
omerta
1909, from dial. form of It. umilta "humility," from L. humilitas (see humility).
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