cedant arma togae
[key-dahnt ahr-mah toh-gahy; English see-dant ahr-muh toh-jee]
- let military power be subject to civil authority: motto of Wyoming.
Origin of cedant arma togae
literally, let arms yield to the toga
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Another line quoted in the 2nd Philippic is Cedant arma togae, concedat laurea laudi.Helps to Latin Translation at Sight
The story last told was said to have happened in the south of Scotland; but cedant arma togae and let the gown have its dues.Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete
Sir Walter Scott
Reversing the old order, "Cedant arma togæ," they drove out the togæ and brought in the arms.
His "cedant arma togæ" was a scream, an impotent scream, against all that Sulla had done or Cæsar was about to do.Life of Cicero
Cedant carminibus reges, regumque triumphi—Kings, 30 and the triumphs of kings, must yield to the power of song.