What does Omerta mean?
Omerta: Omertà or Omertà, The Code of Silence is a Quebec television series of 11 forty-five minute episodes, created by Luc Dionne and aired from January to April 1996 on Radio-Canada. In France, the series aired on France 3 in 1998.
"Omerta" a.k.a. "Omertà" is a novel by Mario Puzo, published posthumously in 2000. It was first published by Ballantine Books. Omertà follows the story of Don Aprile's adopted "nephew" Astorre Viola. This is the final book in Puzo's mafia trilogy. The first two were The Godfather and The Sicilian.
Omerta were an indie rock band from Manchester, England.
Omerta is a browser-based text MMORPG and has been running since 2003. In this game the player is a gangster in the 1930s. Players rank up by stealing cars, committing crimes, breaking people out of prison and dealing alcohol and narcotics.
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A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice by Paul Butler
Omerta is an honor code; to betray it by becoming a “rat” or “stool pigeon” is ...
by Ronald Kessler
Omerta is the code of silence a “made man” lives by. Punishment for violation of omerta is death. “We get in this organization, and the only way we're going to get out is dead, no matter what," DiGiacomo said on the FBI tape. “It's no hope, no ...
Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth by Antonio Nicaso, Marcel Danesi
Omerta is a version of the ...
How the Corleones Became "Our Gang" by Chris Messenger
Omerta is a characteristic of Southern Italian culture and a cornerstone of powerful male authority in negotiation where euphemism is as close to revelation as a speaker gets and a host of aphorisms countenance public silence.10 Often Don ...
by Jay S. Albanese
Omerta is the code of silence, said to exist in Mafia culture, where speaking to others outside the group about Mafia operations is a violation punishable by death. Over the last 25 years, however, a series of Mafia members have testified ...
Ethnicity and Territory in the Inner City by Gerald D. Suttles
Literally, omerta means a conspiracy between thieves.
Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior by Frank E. Hagan
Omerta is a Cosa Nostra code of intense loyalty, honor, secrecy, obedience, and “manly” silence—a code that renders loyalty to the organization above loyalty to country, God, or family and whose violation means death. Secrecy, discipline ...
by Carl Sifakis
The mafiosi usually win out due to sheer meanness and an ability to enforce omerta, or the rule of silence. For all its vaunted power the Camorra is too lenient by underworld standards. New York Times writer Nicholas Gage would later explain ...
Frequent, Commonplace, Unexpected by Margaret DiCanio
Second-and third-generation American Mafia family members facing long prison sentences have proven more willing than earlier generations to break the traditional omerta (code of silence). From 1982 to 1992, 16 “made” (sworn in during a ...
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The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.