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]

Latin.

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

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