In hoc signo vinces
Overview
 
In hoc signo vinces is a Latin rendering of the Greek phrase "" en touto nika, ( en tóːtɔi̯ níka ) and means "in this sign you will conquer".

According to legend, Constantine I
Constantine I
Constantine the Great , also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Well known for being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, Constantine and co-Emperor Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313, which proclaimed religious tolerance of all...

 adopted this Greek phrase, "εν τούτῳ νίκα", (in this, win) as a motto
Motto
A motto is a phrase meant to formally summarize the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. A motto may be in any language, but Latin is the most used. The local language is usual in the mottoes of governments...

 after his vision of a chi rho
Chi Rho
The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters chi and rho of the Greek word "ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ" =Christ in such a way to produce the monogram ☧...

 on the sky just before the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Battle of Milvian Bridge
The Battle of the Milvian Bridge took place between the Roman Emperors Constantine I and Maxentius on 28 October 312. It takes its name from the Milvian Bridge, an important route over the Tiber. Constantine won the battle and started on the path that led him to end the Tetrarchy and become the...

 against Maxentius
Maxentius
Maxentius was a Roman Emperor from 306 to 312. He was the son of former Emperor Maximian, and the son-in-law of Emperor Galerius.-Birth and early life:Maxentius' exact date of birth is unknown; it was probably around 278...

 on 28 October 312. The early Christian symbol consists of a monogram
Monogram
A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognizable symbols or logos. A series of uncombined initials is properly referred to as a...

 composed of the Greek letters chi (X) and rho (P), the first two letters in the name Christ (Greek: Χριστός).
Encyclopedia
In hoc signo vinces is a Latin rendering of the Greek phrase "" en touto nika, ( en tóːtɔi̯ níka ) and means "in this sign you will conquer".

According to legend, Constantine I
Constantine I
Constantine the Great , also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Well known for being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, Constantine and co-Emperor Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313, which proclaimed religious tolerance of all...

 adopted this Greek phrase, "εν τούτῳ νίκα", (in this, win) as a motto
Motto
A motto is a phrase meant to formally summarize the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. A motto may be in any language, but Latin is the most used. The local language is usual in the mottoes of governments...

 after his vision of a chi rho
Chi Rho
The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters chi and rho of the Greek word "ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ" =Christ in such a way to produce the monogram ☧...

 on the sky just before the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Battle of Milvian Bridge
The Battle of the Milvian Bridge took place between the Roman Emperors Constantine I and Maxentius on 28 October 312. It takes its name from the Milvian Bridge, an important route over the Tiber. Constantine won the battle and started on the path that led him to end the Tetrarchy and become the...

 against Maxentius
Maxentius
Maxentius was a Roman Emperor from 306 to 312. He was the son of former Emperor Maximian, and the son-in-law of Emperor Galerius.-Birth and early life:Maxentius' exact date of birth is unknown; it was probably around 278...

 on 28 October 312. The early Christian symbol consists of a monogram
Monogram
A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognizable symbols or logos. A series of uncombined initials is properly referred to as a...

 composed of the Greek letters chi (X) and rho (P), the first two letters in the name Christ (Greek: Χριστός). In later periods the christogram
Christogram
A Christogram is a monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, traditionally used as a Christian symbol. Different types of Christograms are associated with the various traditions of Christianity, e.g...

 "IHS" both stood for the first three letters of "Jesus" in Latinized Greek (Ιησούς, Latinized IHSOVS) and "in hoc signo" from the legend.

History

The historian Eusebius states that Constantine was marching with his army (Eusebius doesn't specify the actual location of the event, but it's clearly not in the camp at Rome), when he looked up to the sun and saw a cross of light above it, and with it the Greek words "εν τούτῳ νίκα" ("In this sign you will conquer"), often rendered in Latin as In hoc signo vinces). At first, Constantine didn't know the meaning of the apparition, but in the following night, he had a dream in which Christ explained to him that he should use the sign of the cross against his enemies. Eusebius then continues to describe the Labarum
Labarum
The labarum was a vexillum that displayed the "Chi-Rho" symbol ☧, formed from the first two Greek letters of the word "Christ" — Chi and Rho . It was used by the Roman emperor Constantine I...

, the military standard used by Constantine in his later wars against Licinius, showing the Chi-Rho sign.
The phrase appears prominently placed as a motto on a ribbon unfurled with a passion cross to its left, beneath a window over the Scala Regia
Scala Regia
Scala Regia is a term referring to a number of majestic entrance staircases, including:* The Scala Regia of the Vatican, a flight of steps designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini to connect the Vatican Palace to St...

, adjacent to the equestrian statue of Emperor Constantine, in the Vatican
Apostolic Palace
The Apostolic Palace is the official residence of the Pope, which is located in Vatican City. It is also known as the Sacred Palace, the Papal Palace and the Palace of the Vatican...

. Emperors and other monarchs, having paid respects to the Pope, descended the Scala Regia, and would observe the light shining down through the window, with the motto, reminiscent of Constantine's vision, and be reminded to follow the Cross. They would thence turn right into the atrium of St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica
The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter , officially known in Italian as ' and commonly known as Saint Peter's Basilica, is a Late Renaissance church located within the Vatican City. Saint Peter's Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world...

, ostensibly so inspired.

Use by nobility

The phrase is the motto on the coat of arms
Coat of arms
A coat of arms is a unique heraldic design on a shield or escutcheon or on a surcoat or tabard used to cover and protect armour and to identify the wearer. Thus the term is often stated as "coat-armour", because it was anciently displayed on the front of a coat of cloth...

 borne by Jan III Sobieski and other members of the Sobieski
Sobieski family
Sobieski family of Janina coat of arms, also known as House of Sobieski due to their royalty connections, were a notable family of Polish nobility. According to the family's legend, disproved by modern historians, it traced its lineage to Polish duke, Leszek II the Black...

 line; it is also on the coat of arms of the Irish noble dynasty of O'Donnell of Tyrconnell, the Noble House of Vassallo, and is the motto of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George is a Roman Catholic order of chivalry. It was fictively established by Constantine the Great, though in reality it was founded between 1520 and 1545 by two brothers of the Angeli Comneni family. Members of the Angeli Comneni family remained...

; it is also in the coat of arms of the city of Birkirkara
Birkirkara
Birkirkara or B'Kara is a city of 25,858 inhabitants in central Malta. It is the most populated town on the island and consists of four autonomous parishes: St Helen, St Joseph, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Mary. It also houses one of the most famous colleges in Malta, St Aloysius' College...

, the largest city on the island of Malta
Malta
Malta , officially known as the Republic of Malta , is a Southern European country consisting of an archipelago situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, south of Sicily, east of Tunisia and north of Libya, with Gibraltar to the west and Alexandria to the east.Malta covers just over in...

, and the city of Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico , officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico , is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico comprises an...

. The phrase also appears on the "coat of arms" of Pall Mall cigarettes, together with "per aspera ad astra
Per Aspera Ad Astra
Per aspera ad astra is a Latin phrase meaning "through hardships to the stars" and is the motto of many organizations. It may also refer to:* Per Aspera Ad Astra , a 1981 Soviet science fiction film...

," a Latin phrase meaning "To the stars through difficulties" or "Through hardships to the stars."
It is also the motto of the Taylor clan.

It was also used as a motto by the Portuguese monarchy. According to the legend, King Afonso Henriques saw the sign of the "quinas" -Portugal's heraldic symbol- at the battle of Ourique, adopting them as the national symbol and the motto as a consequence. This legend is told in The Lusiads
Os Lusíadas
Os Lusíadas , usually translated as The Lusiads, is a Portuguese epic poem by Luís Vaz de Camões ....

by Luís de Camões
Luís de Camões
Luís Vaz de Camões is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas...

.

Organizations

  • IHS is the seal of the Jesuits
    Society of Jesus
    The Society of Jesus is a Catholic male religious order that follows the teachings of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits, and are also known colloquially as "God's Army" and as "The Company," these being references to founder Ignatius of Loyola's military background and a...

  • Appears on the Knight Templar Cross in the York Rite
    York Rite
    The York Rite or American Rite is one of several Rites of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. A Rite is a series of progressive degrees that are conferred by various Masonic organizations or bodies, each of which operates under the control of its own central authority...

     branch of Freemasonry
    Freemasonry
    Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that arose from obscure origins in the late 16th to early 17th century. Freemasonry now exists in various forms all over the world, with a membership estimated at around six million, including approximately 150,000 under the jurisdictions of the Grand Lodge...

    .
  • Public motto of the Sigma Chi
    Sigma Chi
    Sigma Chi is the largest and one of the oldest college Greek-letter secret and social fraternities in North America with 244 active chapters and more than . Sigma Chi was founded on June 28, 1855 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio when members split from Delta Kappa Epsilon...

     Fraternity.
  • Motto of the Royal Black Institution.
  • Motto of the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, The "Grey Nuns of Montreal".
  • English Defence League
    English Defence League
    The English Defence League is a far-right street protest movement which opposes what it considers to be a spread of Islamism, Sharia law and Islamic extremism in the UK. The EDL uses street marches to protest against Islamic extremism...

     (EDL)
  • Motto of the Felony Investigative Assistance Team
    Felony Investigative Assistance Team
    The Felony Investigative Assistance Team is a multi-jurisdictional police task force comprising 16 law enforcement agencies in Cook County, Illinois, DuPage County, Illinois, and Will County, Illinois. The taskforce protects approximately 300,000 residents in those jurisdictions...

     (FIAT SWAT) Police Taskforce (Illinois, USA)

Military

  • Inscribed in Greek on the flag of the Sacred Band
    Sacred Band (1821)
    The Sacred Band was a battalion founded by Alexander Ypsilantis at the beginning of the Greek War of Independence, in February 1821 in Wallachia, now part of Romania.-Origin and structure:...

     of the Greek War of Independence
    Greek War of Independence
    The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution was a successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between...

    .
  • Inscribed in Greek on the coat of arms and flag of the 22nd Tank Brigade (XXII ΤΘΤ) of the Greek Army
    Hellenic Army
    The Hellenic Army , formed in 1828, is the land force of Greece.The motto of the Hellenic Army is , "Freedom Stems from Valor", from Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War...

    .
  • Inscribed on the banner of the Sanfedismo
    Sanfedismo
    Sanfedismo was a popular anti-Republican movement, organized by Cardinal Fabrizio Ruffo, which mobilized peasants of the Papal States against the Parthenopaean Republic in 1799, its aims culminating in the restoration of the Bourbon Kingdom of Naples under Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies...

     in 1799
  • Motto of the Royal Army Chaplains Department
  • In Hoc Signo Vinces appears prominently on four of the six regimental colors of the Irish Brigade
    Irish Brigade (French)
    The Irish Brigade was a brigade in the French army composed of Irish exiles, led by Robert Reid. It was formed in May 1690 when five Jacobite regiments were sent from Ireland to France in return for a larger force of French infantry who were sent to fight in the Williamite war in Ireland...

     that served in the armies of France from 1690 to 1792.
  • Former motto of the Canadian Forces Chaplains Branch
    Chaplain Branch (Canadian Forces)
    -Canadian Forces Chaplain School and Centre:The Canadian Forces Chaplain School and Centre in Borden, Ontario, is responsible for the training of all chaplains . CFChSC provides training in operational and static ministry.The training is provided with an operational focus and an interfaith approach...

    , which was replaced in 2006.
  • Appears on the patches of Marine All-Weather Fighter-Attack Squadron 533
    VMFA(AW)-533
    Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 553 is a United States Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet squadron. Also known as the "Hawks", the squadron is based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing...

    .
  • Seen on the coat of arms of the second mechanized infantry battalion
    Norwegian Army 2nd Battalion
    2nd Battalion is an infantry unit of the Norwegian Army, based at camp Skjold in Troms county in Northern Norway. It serves in the mechanized infantry role as part of Brigade Nord; the battalion is one of three that Norwegian battalions performing this role, along with being Telemark Battalion and...

    , Norwegian Army.
  • Used by the Lebanese Forces
    Lebanese Forces
    The Lebanese Forces is a Lebanese political party. Founded as a militia by Bachir Gemayel during the Lebanese Civil War, the movement fought as the main militia within the Christian-dominated Lebanese Front...

    , a Lebanese Christian resistance.
  • Motto of 814th Squadron of the British Fleet Air Arm
    Fleet Air Arm
    The Fleet Air Arm is the branch of the British Royal Navy responsible for the operation of naval aircraft. The Fleet Air Arm currently operates the AgustaWestland Merlin, Westland Sea King and Westland Lynx helicopters...

    .
  • Motto of 7th Scout Ranger Company, Philippine Army
  • Motto of 2nd battalion of the Norwegian army
  • Motto of the 54th Massachusetts, (African-American Regiment) On their regiment flag showing a gold Cross and star, Civil War
  • The motto was used on the regimental flags of certain foreign regiments of the French Army of the 18th Century, most notably the "Wild Geese
    Flight of the Wild Geese
    The Flight of the Wild Geese refers to the departure of an Irish Jacobite army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on October 3, 1691, following the end of the Williamite War in Ireland...

    " Irish regiments (such as Rooth's, Lally's, Berwick's, Dillon's, Bulkeley's and Clare's) and Swiss Regiments.
  • Motto of 4th brigade Spiders of the Croatian army
  • Motto of 3 Troop, AWG, United States Army.
  • Motto of 2050(Leyland)Squadron, Air Training Corps (UK)
  • Motto of the US Navy Destroyer, USS Waldron, DD-699
  • Motto of the Finnish defense forces reconnaissance

Schools

  • Motto of Holy Cross College
    Holy Cross College (Kalutara)
    Holy Cross College is a Roman Catholic school in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. The founders of Holy Cross College since its origins had a humanitarian endeavour of dispelling darkness of ignorance and to bring in an era of spiritual and intellectual refinement for the communities in and around...

    , Kalutara
    Kalutara
    Kalutara is a resort town located approximately 40 km south of Colombo in Sri Lanka.- Overview :Once an important spice-trading center, the city's name is derived from the Kalu Ganga River . In the 11th Century, the town was temporarily made a capital on the orders of a South Indian Prince...

    , Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. Known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the...

  • Motto of the College of the Holy Cross
    College of the Holy Cross
    The College of the Holy Cross is an undergraduate Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA...

     in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Motto of Madras Christian College High School, Chetput, Chennai, India.
  • Motto of the Wah Yan College, Hong Kong
    Wah Yan College, Hong Kong
    Wah Yan College, Hong Kong is an eminent grant-in-aid secondary school in Hong Kong. It was founded on 16 December 1919, by Tsui Yan Sau Peter . It is a Roman Catholic secondary school for boys run by the Chinese Province of the Society of Jesus...

     and Wah Yan College, Kowloon
    Wah Yan College, Kowloon
    Wah Yan College, Kowloon is a Latin Rite Catholic secondary school for boys, located at 56 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon...

    , two Jesuit-run secondary school
    Secondary school
    Secondary school is a term used to describe an educational institution where the final stage of schooling, known as secondary education and usually compulsory up to a specified age, takes place...

    s in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

    .
  • Appears on the crest of Madras Christian College
    Madras Christian College
    The Madras Christian College, commonly known as MCC, is a liberal arts and sciences college in Madras , India. Founded in 1837, MCC is one of Asia's oldest extant colleges. Currently, the college is affiliated to the University of Madras, but functions as an autonomous institution from its campus...

     of Chennai
    Chennai
    Chennai , formerly known as Madras or Madarasapatinam , is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is the fourth most populous metropolitan area and the sixth most populous city in India...

    , India.
  • Appears on the crest of the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School, Raphoe, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Appears on the Donegal Coat of Arms, Donegal, Ireland.
  • Motto of Iona College
    Iona College (Queensland)
    Iona College, is a private, Roman Catholic, day school for boys, located in Wynnum, a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.Founded in 1958, the college currently caters for approximately 1,300 students from years 5 to 12, on a 25–hectare campus 16 km east of the Brisbane central business...

     in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Appears on the crest of St. Eunan's College
    St. Eunan's College
    Saint Eunan's College is an all-male voluntary secondary school. Located in Glencar, Letterkenny , County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, the building is a three-storey castle with four round towers at each corner of the building. The school is named after the Abbot of Iona St...

     of Letterkenny
    Letterkenny
    Letterkenny , with a population of 17,568, is the largest town in County Donegal, part of the Province of Ulster in Ireland. The town is located on the River Swilly...

    , County Donegal
    County Donegal
    County Donegal is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Border Region and is also located in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Donegal. Donegal County Council is the local authority for the county...

    , Ireland
  • Motto of Waverley Christian College
    Waverley Christian College
    Waverley Christian College is an inter-denominational and co-educational independent Christian school in the outer Eastern Melbourne suburb of Wantirna South...

    , Victoria, Australia
  • Motto of Marist Brothers High School (Fiji)
    Marist Brothers High School (Fiji)
    Marist Brother's High School is a Roman Catholic all-boys high school situated in Suva, the capital of Fiji. It is a school in the Marist tradition, founded in 1949 by the order of Marist Brothers, which has had a presence in Fiji since 1844. The Catholic Marist education in Fiji is acknowledged...

  • Motto of Colegio Nacional de Concepción del Uruguay (Argentina)
  • Motto of Sacred Heart R.C. Secondary School, London, England
  • Motto of Pope John Paul II High School
    Pope John Paul II High School (Hendersonville, Tennessee)
    Pope John Paul II High School is a coeducational Catholic high school in Hendersonville, Tennessee just north of Nashville. It is administered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville.-History:...

    , Hendersonville, Tennessee
    Hendersonville, Tennessee
    Hendersonville is a city in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States, on Old Hickory Lake. The population was 51,372 at the 2010 census. Hendersonville is part of the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area and is located 18 miles northeast of downtown Nashville. The city was settled around 1784 by...

  • Adapted Motto of Holy Name High School (Reading, Pennsylvania)
  • motto of Holyrood R.C. Secondary School
    Holyrood R.C. Secondary School
    Holyrood Secondary School, commonly referred to as Holyrood, is a Catholic secondary school in the south-side of Glasgow, Scotland. Holyrood is widely known as being Europe's largest state secondary school. It is near Crosshill railway station, Hampden Park, A728 and the new, M74 Motorway...

    , Glasgow
    Glasgow
    Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands...

    , Scotland
    Scotland
    Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the...

  • Motto of Santa Clara High School, Oxnard
    Santa Clara High School (Oxnard)
    Santa Clara High School, or SCHS as it is commonly referred to, is a private, Catholic four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Opening in September 1901. The school is the oldest high school in Ventura...

    , California, USA
  • Motto of Quitman High School, Quitman, Louisiana
    Quitman, Louisiana
    Quitman is a village in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 168. Quitman is south of Ruston on U.S. Highway 167, and north of Jonesboro, the parish seat of Jackson Parish...

     USA
  • Motto of Coal Hill Road Secondary School, Brisbane, Australia
  • Motto of Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida
    Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida
    Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida is a public institution of higher education located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico....

    , Mérida
    Mérida, Yucatán
    Mérida is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán and the Yucatán Peninsula. It is located in the northwest part of the state, about from the Gulf of Mexico coast...

    , Mexico
  • Motto of St Michael's
    St Michael's Church School
    St Michael's is a co-educational Anglican primary and intermediate day school situated in the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand. The school provides an education for year zero to year eight. It is associated with the St Michael and All Angels church....

    , Christchurch
    Christchurch
    Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's second-largest urban area after Auckland. It lies one third of the way down the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula which itself, since 2006, lies within the formal limits of...

    , Primary and secondary, New Zealand
  • Motto of St Peter Chanel School, Motueka
    Motueka
    The town of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand lies close to the mouth of the Motueka River, on the western shore of Tasman Bay. It is, after Nelson and Richmond, the third largest centre in the Tasman Region, with a population of 7125...

    , New Zealand
  • Motto of Holy Cross College
    Holy Cross College (Trinidad)
    Holy Cross College is situated on Calvary Hill, in the city of Arima, which is located in the north-east of Trinidad . This twin island republic is the last in the archipelago of the Caribbean, just north of Venezuela in South America....

    , Arima
    Arima
    The Royal Borough of Arima is the fourth largest town in Trinidad and Tobago. Located east of the capital, Port of Spain, Arima supports the only organised indigenous community in the country, the Santa Rosa Carib Community and is the seat of the Carib Queen...

    , Trinidad
    Trinidad
    Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands and numerous landforms which make up the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the southernmost island in the Caribbean and lies just off the northeastern coast of Venezuela. With an area of it is also the fifth largest in...

  • Motto of Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina
    Salisbury, North Carolina
    Salisbury is a city in Rowan County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. The population was 33,663 in the 2010 Census . It is the county seat of Rowan County...

  • Motto of Holy Cross School
    Holy Cross School
    -Australia:* Holy Cross Primary School, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia* Holy Cross Primary School, Trinity Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia-Bangladesh:* Holy Cross Girls' High School , Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh...

    , Winnipeg
    Winnipeg
    Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region, with more than half of Manitoba's population. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers .The name...

    , Manitoba
    Manitoba
    Manitoba is a Canadian prairie province with an area of . The province has over 110,000 lakes and has a largely continental climate because of its flat topography. Agriculture, mostly concentrated in the fertile southern and western parts of the province, is vital to the province's economy; other...

    , Canada.
  • Motto of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Tbilisi
    Tbilisi
    Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mt'k'vari River. The name is derived from an early Georgian form T'pilisi and it was officially known as Tiflis until 1936...

    , Georgia
    Georgia (country)
    Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the southwest by Turkey, to the south by Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of...

  • Motto of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, Indianapolis
    Indianapolis
    Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana, and the county seat of Marion County, Indiana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population is 839,489. It is by far Indiana's largest city and, as of the 2010 U.S...

    , Indiana
  • Motto of Liverpool College, Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • Motto of St. Josephs Convent Grammar School, Donaghmore, County Tyrone
    County Tyrone
    Historically Tyrone stretched as far north as Lough Foyle, and comprised part of modern day County Londonderry east of the River Foyle. The majority of County Londonderry was carved out of Tyrone between 1610-1620 when that land went to the Guilds of London to set up profit making schemes based on...

    , Northern Ireland
    Northern Ireland
    Northern Ireland is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom. Situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, it shares a border with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west...

  • Motto of Holy Cross High School, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Motto of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Sports

  • Motto of The Estancia High School Football Team, in Costa Mesa, California.
  • Latin phrase on the Logo of TEAM C.A.P.A. (Cavite Alabang Paranaque Airsofters) An active airsoft team in the Philippines.
  • Crest of the Royal Hockey Club, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Motto of Birkirkara
    Birkirkara
    Birkirkara or B'Kara is a city of 25,858 inhabitants in central Malta. It is the most populated town on the island and consists of four autonomous parishes: St Helen, St Joseph, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Mary. It also houses one of the most famous colleges in Malta, St Aloysius' College...

    , Malta
    Malta
    Malta , officially known as the Republic of Malta , is a Southern European country consisting of an archipelago situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, south of Sicily, east of Tunisia and north of Libya, with Gibraltar to the west and Alexandria to the east.Malta covers just over in...

    .
  • Motto of the Norwegian soccer-team Storkanonan.
  • Motto of the Ipswich Brothers Rugby League club, Qld Australia
  • Motto of Worthing Chippingdale Cricket Club, England
  • Motto of Pirita Jalgpalliklubi Reliikvia soccer team, Estonia
  • Motto of Team Arcani, an airsoft team in Iloilo City, Philippines.
  • Motto of the Lee Flames Rugby Team in Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Motto of Kloof High School, South Africa

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  • Is the public motto for Sigma Chi
    Sigma Chi
    Sigma Chi is the largest and one of the oldest college Greek-letter secret and social fraternities in North America with 244 active chapters and more than . Sigma Chi was founded on June 28, 1855 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio when members split from Delta Kappa Epsilon...

  • George Lincoln Rockwell
    George Lincoln Rockwell
    George Lincoln Rockwell was the founder of the American Nazi Party. Rockwell was a major figure in the neo-Nazi movement in the United States, and his beliefs and writings have continued to be influential among white nationalists and neo-Nazis.-Early life:Rockwell was born in Bloomington,...

    , the founder of the American Nazi Party
    American Nazi Party
    The American Nazi Party was an American political party founded by discharged U.S. Navy Commander George Lincoln Rockwell. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Rockwell initially called it the World Union of Free Enterprise National Socialists , but later renamed it the American Nazi Party in...

    , wrote a political manifesto called In hoc signo vinces in 1960.
  • Appears on the crest of the O'Donnell
    O'Donnell
    O'Donnell , which is derived from the forename Domhnaill were an ancient and powerful Irish family, kings, princes, and lords of Tír Chonaill in early times, and the chief allies and sometimes...

     clan.
  • Is the motto used by Pilsner Urquell
    Pilsner Urquell
    Plzeňský Prazdroj , known better by its German name Pilsner Urquell , is a bottom-fermented beer produced since 1842 in Pilsen, part of today's Czech Republic. Pilsner Urquell was the first pilsner beer in the world...

  • Is the motto on the crest of the English Defence League
    English Defence League
    The English Defence League is a far-right street protest movement which opposes what it considers to be a spread of Islamism, Sharia law and Islamic extremism in the UK. The EDL uses street marches to protest against Islamic extremism...

    .
  • Is the motto found on any pack of Pall Mall
    Pall Mall (cigarette)
    Pall Mall cigarettes are a brand of cigarettes produced by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and internationally by British American Tobacco at multiple sites.- History :...

     brand cigarettes.
  • Is written under the statue in front of the bank in the game Postal 2
    Postal 2
    Postal 2 is a first-person shooter video game by Running with Scissors, and it is the sequel to the 1997 game Postal. Both are intentionally highly controversial due to high levels of violence and stereotyping. Unlike its predecessor, Postal 2 is played completely in first-person based on the...

    .
  • Is the sign of the Templar organization Abstergo in the game Assassin's Creed II
    Assassin's Creed II
    Assassin's Creed II is a historical third-person action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is the second video game installment of the Assassin's Creed series, and is a sequel to the 2007 video...

    .
  • Is the sign of local political party "Besti Flokkurinn
    Best Party
    The Best Party is an Icelandic political party. The party ran in the 2010 city council election in Reykjavík and won the most seats in Reykjavík's City Council, receiving 34.7% of the vote, defeating the Independence Party who received 33.6%....

    " in Iceland
  • Is a recurring phrase in the HBO series "Carnivale"
  • Appears on the crest of the House of Di Santis.
  • Appears in Thomas Pynchon
    Thomas Pynchon
    Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. is an American novelist. For his most praised novel, Gravity's Rainbow, Pynchon received the National Book Award, and is regularly cited as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature...

    's Gravity's Rainbow
    Gravity's Rainbow
    Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern novel written by Thomas Pynchon and first published on February 28, 1973.The narrative is set primarily in Europe at the end of World War II and centers on the design, production and dispatch of V-2 rockets by the German military, and, in particular, the quest...

  • Appears at the top of a wall in a 1974 piece of artwork by Zdzisław Beksiński
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