Definition of omertà in English:

omertà

Syllabification: o·mer·tà
Pronunciation: /ōˈme(ə)rtə, ˌômerˈtä
 
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noun

(As practiced by the Mafia) a code of silence about criminal activity and a refusal to give evidence to authorities.
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  • And then it is all locked down in a code of omertà: Enron is a strong buy!
  • On the euro itself, Brown imposed oaths of omertà, lest even a small sign of didactic enthusiasm be mistaken for serious intent to enter.
  • Their omertà, or vow of silence, is made easier by the anonymity of the Web.

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