Definition of Dieu et mon droit in English:

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Dieu et mon droit

Pronunciation: /ˈdyo͝o ā môN ˈdwä/


God and my right (the motto of the British monarch).
Example sentences
  • The motto of the British monarch's coat of arms, Dieu et mon droit, could equally have served as the catchphrase of the Late Babylonian and Achaemenid kings.
  • It is a Latin translation of the royal arms of England, which is the French expression Dieu et mon droit, and concerning which we have the following tradition: Richard Coeur de Leon, besieging Gisors, in Normandy, in 1198, gave, as a parole or watch-word, Dieu et mon droit, because Philip Augustus, King of France, had, without right, taken that city, which then belonged to England.
  • Below it appears the motto of the Sovereign, Dieu et mon droit (God and my right).



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