fideli certa merces

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  • (Classical) IPA(key): /fiˈdeː.liː ˈker.ta ˈmer.keːs/, [fɪˈdeː.liː ˈkɛr.ta ˈmɛr.keːs]


fidēlī certa mercēs

  1. “To the faithful there is certain reward”

Usage notes[edit]

  • Found on U.S. Marine Corps Honorable discharge certificates, it extends the meaning of the Marine Corps Motto: "Semper Fidelis" (Always Faithful).
  • Also appears as the Crest/Coat of Arms Motto for the Parker, Shapleigh, and Bottomley families.