- 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</p>
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)</p>
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.