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Omerta

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Definition of the noun omerta

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noun - plural: omertas

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

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Google previewOrganized Crime in Our Times (2014)

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 ...

Google previewHey Rube (2011)

Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward S by Hunter S. Thompson

Omerta is the code of the South, especially ...

Google previewSicily, the new winter resort (1908)

an encyclopaedia of Sicily by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

The omerta is a special feeling which consists in rendering oneself independent of social laws...

Google previewWorld's Greatest True Crime (2004)

by Colin Wilson

Omerta is a complex notion. At one level it simply means "manliness", but at another it is to do with silence and self- restraint. When the police would come ...

Google previewCrimes of the FBI-Doj, and the Mafia (2008)

by Rodney Stich

The rule of silence, where the activities of the organization must re- main secret, is called omerta. Some of the Mafia groups had been combined into what was called The Commission, and consisted of the five New York Mafia bosses, the ...

Google previewOrganized Crime (2014)

From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime 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 past 30 years, however, a series of Mafia members have testified ...

Google previewCrime Types and Criminals (2009)

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 ...

Google previewIntroduction to Criminology (2007)

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 ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice (2015)

by Mark S. Davis

omerta the oathnew members allegedly takeon joiningthe Mafia. Omerta,first introduced to thepublic byMafiaturncoat Joseph Valachi inhis testimony before the McClellanCommittee, requiresthat the member ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence (2004)

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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Scrabble value of O1M3E1R1T1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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