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Motto

Motto

WordNet



noun


(1)   A favorite saying of a sect or political group
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Etymology


motto muttum (a mutter, a grunt).

Noun



  1. A sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievement.
  2. 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.
    "It was the motto of a bishop eminent for his piety and good works, ... Serve God, and be cheerful." -Addison.