Definition of Omerta
What does Omerta mean?
- a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities
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.
- also known as Omertà, la loi du silence
- begun in and completed in (14 years ago)
- 38 episodes of 45 minutes each, in 3 seasons
- created by Luc Dionne
- regular cast: Xavier Dolan
- genre: Drama
"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.
- also known as "Omerta", "Omerta: A Novel"
- genres: Crime Fiction, Thriller
- released in (14 years ago)
- "Omerta" a.k.a. "Omertà" (Italian pronunciation: [ɔmɛrˈta]) is the debut full length album by American Heavy Metal band Adrenaline Mob. The album was released on March 13th in North America by Elm City Music, and on March 19th in Europe through Century Media Records. Omertà was produced by Adrenaline Mob and mixed by Jay Ruston.
- genre: Alternative metal
- released on
- "Omerta" a.k.a. "Omertá" is a musical album of The Belles.
- released on (11 years ago)
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.
- official website: www.barafranca.com
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Made Men (2013)
Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth by Antonio Nicaso, Marcel Danesi
Omerta is a version of the ...
The Secrets of the FBI (2012)
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 ...
The Godfather and American Culture (2002)
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 ...
Crimes 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 ...
Aircrew Security (2004)
A Practical Guide by Clois Williams, Steven Waltrip
Omerta is a signed promise to follow al-Qaida leadership, even to martyrdom, with penalty for breaking the oath being death. Induction into the world of terrorism The war in Afghanistan in late 2001 against the Taliban and al-Qaida has ...
Anthropological Realities (1981)
Readings in the Science of Culture by Jeanne Guillemin
(Literally, omerta means a conspiracy between thieves. The Italians use it to mean any private agreement that cannot be safely broached before the general public.) The inability of the Italians to accept or engage in public appeals leaves them ...
Sicily, the New Winter Resort (1905)
by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen
The omerta is a special feeling which consists in rendering oneself independent of social laws...
The Everything Large-Print Crossword Dictionary (2010)
Finding a solution has never been easier! by Charles Timmerman
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Encyclopedia 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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