ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem


en·se pe·tit pla·ci·dam sub li·ber·ta·te qui·e·tem

foreign term \ˌen-se-ˌpe-tit-ˈplä-ki-ˌdäm-sb-ˌlē-ber-ˌtä-te-kwē-ˈā-ˌtem\

Definition of ENSE PETIT PLACIDAM SUB LIBERTATE QUIETEM

:  with the sword she seeks calm repose under liberty :  by the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty —motto of Massachusetts

Origin of ENSE PETIT PLACIDAM SUB LIBERTATE QUIETEM

Latin

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