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Noun
/ˈmätō/,
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mottoes, plural; mottos, plural;
  1. A short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution
    • - the school motto, “Serve and obey”
    • - he soon adopted the motto “work hard and play hard.”
  2. A phrase that recurs throughout a musical work and has some symbolic significance


  1. a favorite saying of a sect or political group
  2. A motto (Italian for pledge, sentence; plural: motti) is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. A motto may be in any language, but Latin is the most used. The local language is usual in the mottos of governments.
  3. "Motto"||More is the second single of the subgroup Tanpopo. It was released on March 10, 1999, as a 8cm CD and reached number seven on the Japan Oricon charts. A remix version of this song was made and was featured on the group's first album, Tanpopo 1.
  4. A sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievement; A sentence, phrase, or word, prefixed to an essay, discourse, chapter, canto, or the like, suggestive of its subject matter; a short, suggestive expression of a guiding principle; a maxim
  5. (Mottoes) Queen's motto is Sapientia et Doctrina Stabilitas, generally translated from the Latin as "Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times." The phrase is adapted from Isaiah XXXIII.6 and has been in use since the 1850s. ...
  6. A word or phrase, sometimes in a classical language, usually inscribed on the scroll accompanying a coat of arms or state emblem, and originally derived from the war cry (see also ‘Appendix IV’, ‘device 1)’ and ‘scroll’).
  7. An inscription on a coin. The most popular being IN GOD WE TRUST, which first appeared on the 1864 two-cent piece and is now is required on all U.S. coinage.
  8. from the Middle Ages, a saying usually associated with a visual symbol. The invention of personal mottos, as distinct from those that were inherited in a family's coat of arms, was particularly widespread in the Renaissance period.
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  10. An inscription or phrase on a coin.
  11. A world or phrase found on a coin, e.g "E Pluribus Unum".
  12. Part of the heraldry of an organization. It expresses in a word or short phrase the organization's goals, ideals, or principles. Source: Air Force Instruction 84-105.
  13. noun a guide to ones conduct. a sentence that servers as a principle or ideal.
  14. The war-cry of the ancient barbarians that evolved into the inspirational sayings often inscribed around the device, onto banners, or into family crests. Mottoes were adopted purely at the pleasure of the individual, there was no prerequisite and no registering authority. ...
  15. “Food, games, and pr0n... What else could I need?”
  16. a personal belief that one shares, related to life
  17. “Gouvernement du peuple, par le peuple et pour le peuple”
  18. a special, magical name chosen by the magician for use in a magical lodge. A magical name is taken on in order to disassociate oneself from the mundane world for the duration of the magical work. Many magicians choose mottoes that have personal spiritual significance for them.
  19. a phrase or slogan on a coin that is symbolic of a country's ideals.
  20. Many coins contain phrases or words that are an important principle of the country that mints them. "In God We Trust" is an example of a U.S. motto.
  21. A word or sentence carried on the scroll, and supposed to have some connection with the name of the bearer, the deeds of his ancestors or as setting forth some guiding principle or idea. ...
  22. Labelled on picture. The writing below the shield.
  23. This is special lettering or inscriptions on a coin that have special meanings to the country of origin. Examples on United States coins include "In God We Trust", "Liberty", and "E Pluribus Unim" (Latin for "Out of Many, One").
  24. mottos on current U.S. coins are “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “E Pluribus Unum”; also used to reference certain coins to distinguish them from “No Motto” varieties such as the 1908 Saint Gaudens Double Eagles. See also NO MOTTO
  25. A word, phrase, or sentence chosen to express the goals and ideals of a business.