nemo me impune lacessit

[ne-moh me im-poo-ne lah-kes-sit; English nee-moh mee im-pyoo-nee luh-ses-it]

Latin.

no one attacks me with impunity: motto of Scotland.

Nearby words

  1. nemesia,
  2. nemesis,
  3. nemine contradicente,
  4. nemine dissentiente,
  5. nemo,
  6. nemophila,
  7. nemoricole,
  8. nemrod,
  9. nemunas,
  10. nen

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Word Origin and History for impune

impune

adj.

"unpunished" (obsolete), 1610s, from Latin impunis "unpunished," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + poena (see penal).

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