salus populi suprema lex esto

Latin phrase
sa·​lus po·​pu·​li su·​pre·​ma lex es·​to | \ ˌsä-ˌlüs-ˈpȯ-pu̇-ˌlē-su̇-ˌprā-mä-ˌleks-ˈe-stō How to pronounce salus populi suprema lex esto (audio) \

Definition of salus populi suprema lex esto

: let the welfare of the people be the supreme law motto of Missouri

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“Salus populi suprema lex esto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salus%20populi%20suprema%20lex%20esto. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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