[aw-mer-tah; English oh-mer-tuh]
noun Italian.
secrecy sworn to by oath; code of silence. Unabridged
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omertà (omerˈta)
a conspiracy of silence

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Word Origin & History

1909, from dial. form of It. umilta "humility," from L. humilitas (see humility).
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Example sentences
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.
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