n (plural -toes)
- 1.1 (of family, organization, school) lema (m), divisa (f) live for the moment, that's my motto vive el momento, ese es mi lemaMore example sentences1.2 (British English/inglés británico) (in cracker — wise sentence) máxima (f); (— riddle) adivinanza (f); (— joke) chiste (m)
- His family motto epitomises the Giffards' traditional love of hunting.
- Mark and I have also developed many skills over the years so make do and mend is a bit of a family motto.
- Above a door he spots a shield with the Montgomerie family motto - ‘Guard Yourself Well’.
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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.