for the greater glory of God: motto of the Jesuits.

Origin of A.M.D.G.

From the Latin word ad majōrem Deī glōriam
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British Dictionary definitions for amdg


abbreviation for

ad majorem Dei gloriam (the Jesuit motto)

Word Origin for AMDG

Latin: to the greater glory of God
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