sic semper tyrannis

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English[edit]

Great Seal of Virginia with the commonwealth's motto.

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin sīc semper tyrannis, short for sīc semper ēvellō mortem tyrannis (thus always I cause the death of tyrants), the line reported uttered by Brutus after he assassinated Julius Caesar.

Phrase[edit]

sic semper tyrannis

  1. Thus always to tyrants; tyrannical leaders will inevitably be overthrown.

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