omerta omerta

Definition(s):

  • (n) a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities

Usage(s):

  1. Omerta is the mythical code of silence.
  2. The infamous Mafia code of omerta, or silence, has been taking a beating lately.
  3. But they were also skeptical, knowing that no high-level Mafioso was likely to violate omerta, the code of silence, and disclose secrets about the criminal organization.

News

  • Alex Rodriguez: Lifetime ban or not, he's already dead

    Being banned from baseball for life puts one in a refined crowd. You join Shoeless Joe Jackson, Chick Gandil, and the rest of the Black Sox crowd, including the most likely innocent Buck Weaver, whose career had to die so that the Commissioner could make the point that clubhouse omerta does not apply when it comes to throwing baseball games. You are one with Benny Kauff , the "Ty Cobb of the ...
    on August 2, 2013     Source: SB Nation

Quotes

  1. In a statement, Pimentel said Dela Paz tried to conceal the involvement of his superiors and seemed to be bound by the "Code of Omerta - a code of silence of a notorious gangster group in the United States - even if it would cost him his life."
    on Nov 16, 2008 By: Aquilino Pimentel Jr Source: GMA news.tv

  2. "It became apparent pretty quickly that I needed to be provocative," Pound said. "There had been this whole sense of omerta, and if you don't discuss it, it doesn't exist. It's out of sight and out of mind and you can get by with all sorts of...
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Dick Pound Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Lacson said this was the reason "people are thinking this is a criminal syndicate masquerading as a government with its omerta (code of silence)."
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Panfilo Lacson Source: Inquirer.net

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