Are we to understand that the Salus populi shall rule without control?
Indeed it was a cup, Salus mundo, a health to all the world.
In the exercise of government the sovereign is to be guided by one maxim, which contains all his duty: Salus populi suprema lex.
No wonder, too, that the customary greeting of those who used her speech was "Salus!"
Verba Fabii salutem incolumitatemque Viennensium commendantis; Salus refers to being killed, incolumitas to being plundered: comp.
He refused to open the gates to his master's troops, and shortly after sold his city for four thousand Salus d'or.
Salus populi suprema est lex—The well-being of the people is the supreme law.
"Salus reipublicae suprema lex esto" (Let the public weal be the supreme law) is a well known legal principle of Old Rome.
Salus populi suprema lex; and to it all international 'law' so called must bend.
Fabius, the first among the Romans, had some painting executed in the temple of Salus, from which he received the name of Pictor.