Conspiracy-of-silence



noun
1.
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.
A tacit or explicit agreement to keep something secret. For example, In this state’s medical society there is a conspiracy of silence regarding incompetent practitioners. This term was first used as a complaint about lack of attention, but today it more often refers to remaining silent about something unfavorable or criminal. [ Late 1800s ]

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