regnat populus

[ reg-naht -paw-poo-loos; English reg-nat -pop-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈrɛg nɑt ˈpɔ pʊˌlʊs; English ˈrɛg næt ˈpɒp yə ləs /

Latin.

let the people rule: motto of Arkansas.

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