ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem

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Latin phrase en·se pe·tit pla·ci·dam sub li·ber·ta·te qui·e·tem \ˌen-se-ˌpe-tit-ˈplä-ki-ˌdäm-su̇b-ˌlē-ber-ˌtä-te-kwē-ˈā-ˌtem\

Definition of ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem

  1. :  with the sword she (Massachusetts) seeks tranquil peace under liberty :  through battle we seek peace, but only with liberty —motto of Massachusetts


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