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omerta (o-mer-TAH, oh-MER-tuh) noun

Secrecy sworn to by oath; code of silence.

[Italian.]

"Roth wrote that Congress should take further steps to make sure IRS employees aren't held to a mafia-like omerta, code of silence, so they can `share information necessary for appropriate oversight and reform.'" Senator: IRS targeting whistle-blowers, Las Vegas Review - Journal, Mar 23, 1999.

This week's theme: words from the Italian language.

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In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep. -Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


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