semper paratus

Latin phrase
sem·​per pa·​ra·​tus | \ ˌsem-pər-pə-ˈrä-təs How to pronounce semper paratus (audio) \

Definition of semper paratus

: always prepared motto of the U.S. Coast Guard

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“Semper paratus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semper%20paratus. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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