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Mississippi State Motto
"Virtute et armis"
(By valor and arms)
Adopted in 1894.
Mississippi's motto is not an official state motto, as such, but has been accepted as an element of the Mississippi coat of arms. Adopted in 1894.
Mississippi's State motto, Virtute Et Armis, meaning by valor and arms, may have been suggested by the motto of Lord Gray De Wilton, Virtute Non Armis Fido.
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Mottos of the States
State motto is a word, phrase, or sentence inscribed on or attached to a coin, building, or other object. The motto states an important idea for a group of people within the state.