1A word or phrase expressing a person’s or group’s core aim or belief: on all educational fronts, innovation was the watchword
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- Indeed, since the Supreme Court handed the presidency to Bush the watchwords of the Democratic Party have been bipartisanship and reconciliation.
- So I would say that the words ‘electoral integrity’ have not been the watchwords of this Government.
- Its watchwords are free markets, privatisation, deregulation, flexibility, downsizing.
1.1 archaic A military password.
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