omerta







omerta


noun Italian.

  1. secrecy sworn to by oath; code of silence.

noun

  1. a conspiracy of silence

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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