conspiracy of silence

noun phrase

Definition of conspiracy of silence

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

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of conspiracy of silence

: a secret agreement made between two or more people to not talk about something

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