de mortuis nil nisi bonum

Latin phrase
de mor·​tu·​is nil ni·​si bo·​num | \ dā-ˈmȯr-tu̇-ˌēs-ˌnēl-ˌni-sē-ˈbȯ-ˌnu̇m How to pronounce de mortuis nil nisi bonum (audio) \

Definition of de mortuis nil nisi bonum

: of the dead, (say) nothing but good

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“De mortuis nil nisi bonum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/de%20mortuis%20nil%20nisi%20bonum. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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