Examples from the Web for omerta
This is because the elite officers who comprise the secret SEAL Team Six practice a Mafia-like code of Omerta.Will ‘No Easy Day’ Book on Bin Laden Raid Break SEALs Code of Silence?|Eli Lake|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like the papacy, there appeared to be a code of omerta and patriarchy.
An evil act of intimidation like the Mafia uses is more likely, but this goes against the culture of the ‘omerta’.Vendetta in the Vineyard: Cult Brunello Producer Loses All His Wine|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The reader will observe how the silence of "the man of honor" is not remotely associated with the Omerta.
In point of fact, however, the "Omerta" is not confined to Italians.
You received the kiss upon both cheeks, you accepted the salutation on the brow, you took the oath of the Omerta!"Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy
Out of this feeling grew the "Omerta," which paralyzes the arm of justice both in Naples and Sicily.
British Dictionary definitions for omerta
Word Origin and History for omerta
1909, from dialectal form of Italian umilta "humility," in reference to the code of submission of individuals to the group interest, from Latin humilitas (see humility).