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amicus usque ad aras

foreign term ami·cus us·que ad aras \-ˌu̇s-kwe-ˌäd-ˈär-ˌäs\

Definition of amicus usque ad aras

    :  a friend as far as to the altars, i.e., except in what is contrary to one's religion; also :  a friend to the last extremity


Origin of amicus usque ad aras

Latin


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