motto

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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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The question of what religious symbols or mottoes belong on public property has long been controversial.
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.