conspiracy of silence
Date: 1865 a secret agreement to keep silent about an occurrence, situation, or subject especially in order to promote or protect selfish interests

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Conspiracy of silence — can refer to: Conspiracy of silence (expression), an expression (also known as a culture of silence ) Conspiracy of Silence (Church persecutions), a term used by Pope Pius XI referring to Church persecutions Conspiracy of Silence (film), a 2001… …   Wikipedia

  • conspiracy of silence — noun a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event there was a conspiracy of silence about police brutality • Hypernyms: ↑conspiracy, ↑confederacy * * * : a secret agreement to keep silent about an occurrence, situation, or subject… …   Useful english dictionary

  • conspiracy of silence — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms conspiracy of silence : singular conspiracy of silence plural conspiracies of silence an agreement between people to keep secret facts that should be publicly known …   English dictionary

  • conspiracy of silence — con,spiracy of silence noun count an agreement between people to keep secret facts that should be publicly known …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • conspiracy of silence — a usually secret or unstated agreement to remain silent among those who know something whose disclosure might be damaging, harmful, or against their own best interest or that of their associates. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • conspiracy of silence — secret agreement to keep silent on an issue or occurrence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Conspiracy of Silence (Church persecutions) — Conspiracy of Silence is a term used by the Catholic Church since Pope Pius XI to describe the lack of reaction to the persecution of Christians by Nazis and Communists in such countries as the Soviet Union, Mexico, Germany and Spain.[1] While… …   Wikipedia

  • Conspiracy of Silence (film) — Conspiracy of Silence Directed by John Deery Written by John Deery Starring Jonathan Forbes Jason Barry …   Wikipedia

  • Conspiracy of silence (expression) — For other uses, see Conspiracy of silence (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Code of silence. Part of a series on Censorship …   Wikipedia

  • The Conspiracy of Silence — is a documentary TV film that was broadcast three times on PBS in the United States in 1995 and 1996. The title is formed from the assumption that there is a conspiracy of silence that surrounds domestic violence. The abuser has an unspoken pact… …   Wikipedia

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