Omerta Definition

ō-mûrtə, ōmĕr-tä
A rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organization.
American Heritage
In Sicily, a policy or code of keeping silent about crimes and refusing to cooperate with the police.
Webster's New World
Alternative spelling of omertà.

Origin of Omerta

  • Italian omertà probably from alteration (influenced by Sicilian omu, man) of Spanish hombredad manliness from Spanish hombre man ombre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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