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no•vus or•do se•clo•rumˈnoʊ wʊs ˈoʊr doʊ sɛˈkloʊ rʊm; Eng. ˈnoʊ vəs ˈɔr doʊ sɛˈklɔr əm, -ˈkloʊr-

  1. Latin.a new order of the ages (is born): motto on the great seal of the United States.

    Category: Foreign Term


  1. Novus ordo seclorum

    The phrase Novus ordo seclorum appears on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, first designed in 1782 and printed on the back of the United States one-dollar bill since 1935. The phrase also appears on the coat of arms of the Yale School of Management, Yale University's business school. The phrase is also mistranslated as "New World Order" by many people who believe in a conspiracy behind the design; however, it does directly translate to "New Order of the Ages" .

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