Definition of the National Motto noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the National Motto

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the official US motto ‘In God we trust’ Culture The motto is based on a line from The Star-Spangled Banner: ‘And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”,’ The motto has appeared on all US paper money and coins since 1955. All US states have their own individual mottoes, often in Latin.