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 ]
/ ˈsɑ lʊs ˈpɔ pʊˌli suˈpreɪ mɑ lɛks ˈɛs toʊ; English ˈseɪ ləs ˈpɒp yəˌlaɪ sʊˈpri mə lɛks ˈɛs toʊ /

Latin.

let the welfare of the people be the supreme law: a motto of Missouri.

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Definition for populi (2 of 3)

vox populi

[ voks pop-yuh-lahy ]
/ ˈvɒks ˈpɒp yəˌlaɪ /

noun

the voice of the people; popular opinion.Abbreviationvox pop.

Origin of vox populi

From the Latin word vōx populī

Definition for populi (3 of 3)

vox populi, vox Dei

[ wohks poh-poo-lee wohks de-ee; English voks pop-yuh-lahy voks dee-ahy, dey-ee ]
/ woʊks ˈpoʊ pʊˌli woʊks ˈdɛ i; English vɒks ˈpɒp yəˌlaɪ vɒks ˈdi aɪ, ˈdeɪ i /

Latin.

the voice of the people (is) the voice of God.

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British Dictionary definitions for populi

vox populi

/ (ˈpɒpjʊˌlaɪ) /

noun

the voice of the people; popular or public opinion

Word Origin for vox populi

Latin
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