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motto

1. a short explanatory phrase inscribed on or attached to something
2. a verse or maxim contained in a paper cracker
3. a quotation prefacing a book or chapter of a book
4. a recurring musical phrase
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References to God in official mottoes can cause conflict-even if they're in Latin.
Ministry of Religious Affairs is concerned over the use of religious slogans in the campaigns, and mullahs being warned not to campaign during Friday prayers.The Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has voiced concern in a statement over the use of religious symbols by some Iraqi Parliament candidates in Kurdistan for electoral campaigns.Though the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has banned the use of religious mottoes and places for campaigns, many candidates in Kurdistan Region are using the religious idiom and attire for campaigning, the statement said.
I am sure we would find many of the mottoes used by schools in this country have come from sources that could be considered controversial.
Quite a few Welsh mottoes are listed too, like, 'Ychydig yn aml a wna lawer' - the Welsh equivalent of many a mickle makes a muckle.