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ultima ratio regum

[ ool-ti-mah -rah-tee-oh -rey-goom; English uhl-tuh-muh -rey-shee-oh -ree-guhm ]
/ ˈʊl tɪˌmɑ ˈrɑ tiˌoʊ ˈreɪ gʊm; English ˈʌl tə mə ˈreɪ ʃiˌoʊ ˈri gəm /
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Latin.

the final argument of kings (a resort to arms): motto engraved on the cannon of Louis XIV.

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