Definitions for e pluribus unum
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
e plu•ri•bus u•num*ɛ ˈplu rɪˌbʊs ˈu nʊm; Eng. ˈi ˈplʊər ə bəs ˈyu nəm
out of many, one (motto of the U.S.).
Category: Foreign Term
e pluribus unum(Proverb)
"From many, one", or "out of many, one"
E pluribus unum
E pluribus unum —Latin for "Out of many, one" —is a phrase on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit cœptis and Novus ordo seclorum, and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782. Never codified by law, E pluribus unum was considered a de facto motto of the United States until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act, adopting "In God We Trust" as the official motto.
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