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Definition of motto noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(pl. mottoes or mottos)
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a short sentence or phrase that expresses the aims and beliefs of a person, a group, an institution, etc. and is used as a rule of behavior The school's motto is: “Duty, Honor, Country.” “Live and let live.” That's my motto. Our national motto is: “In God we trust.”
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