si vis pacem, para bellum

Latin phrase si vis pa·cem, pa·ra bel·lum \ sē-ˈwēs-ˈpä-ˌkem ˈpä-rä-ˈbe-ˌlu̇m \

Definition of si vis pacem, para bellum

: if you want peace, prepare for war

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