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OMERTA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does omerta mean? 

OMERTA (noun)
  The noun OMERTA has 1 sense:

1. a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities

  Familiarity information: OMERTA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OMERTA (noun)


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Meaning:

A code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("omerta" is a kind of...):

code; codification (a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones))

Domain category:

Cosa Nostra; Maffia; Mafia (a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia)


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