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oderint dum metuant

foreign term ode·rint dum me·tu·ant \ˈō-de-ˌrint-ˌdm-me-t-ˌänt\

Definition of ODERINT DUM METUANT

:  let them hate, so long as they fear

Origin of ODERINT DUM METUANT

Latin

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