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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Definitions for e pluribus unum

  1. Latin. out of many, one (motto of the U.S.).

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Citations for e pluribus unum
The iron bedstead with the four copper-ball finials; the plain wardrobe with the sagging door; the mottoes on the walls, E PLURIBUS UNUM worked in beads and HOME SWEET HOME embroidered in wool and trimmed with flowers made of human hair… Susan Sontag, In America, 2000
And here was the great living working truth of democracy carrying you on in spite of yourselves—E Pluribus Unum. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, With Her in Ourland, The Forerunner, 1916
Origin of e pluribus unum
E pluribus unum is a Latin phrase meaning "out of many, one" and a motto of the United States. It has been on US currency since 1795.