- the ancient Roman goddess of health and prosperity: identified with the Greek goddess Hygeia.
Origin of Salus
From the Latin word salūs health
salus populi suprema lex esto
[sah-loo s paw-poo-lee soo-prey-mah leks es-toh; English sey-luh s pop-yuh-lahy-soo-pree-muh leks es-toh]
- let the welfare of the people be the supreme law: a motto of Missouri.
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Examples from the Web for salus
Indeed it was a cup, salus mundo, a health to all the world.Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions
The goddess Salus, or Health, was much honored by the Romans.The Student's Mythology
Catherine Ann White
Salus populi suprema lex; and to it all international 'law' so called must bend.Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)
Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
No wonder, too, that the customary greeting of those who used her speech was "Salus!"
You are a law unto yourselves, bound only by the natural principles of equity and justice, and salus populi suprema est lex.