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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blue wall of silence, blue wall, wall of silencenoun

    the secrecy of police officers who lie or look the other way to protect other police officers

    "the blue wall cracked when some officers refused to take part in the cover-up"


  1. wall of silence

    A wall of silence refers to an informal social agreement to ignore, deny, or stay quiet about a particular issue, event, or behavior, usually for the sake of unity, secrecy, or security. It often occurs within organizations, workplaces, or communities to prevent whistleblowing or to hide societal misconduct. This term is usually used to describe situations where individuals intentionally withhold information that could be valuable or revealing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wall of silence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wall of silence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Julia Shearson:

    Instead of retreating behind a wall of silence, they came forward swiftly to unequivocally exonerate Mr. Al Menhali, which is extremely important in restoring Al Menhali dignity and reputation.

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