Definition of semper fidelis in English:

semper fidelis

Line breaks: sem¦per fi|de¦lis
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛmpə fɪˈdeɪlɪs


  • Always faithful (the motto of the US Marine Corps).
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    • When the Pope left in 1979 describing Ireland as ‘semper fidelis’ (always faithful) it seemed to some a sentimental whistling in the dark.
    • His message was ‘Ireland semper fidelis - always faithful.’
    • The Marines sum it up well: semper fidelis, always faithful.



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