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Jacta alea est

“Jacta alea est” is a Latin phrase that is attributed to Julius Caesar. It is translated to “The die is cast” in English. Caesar is said to have spoken this phrase when he crossed the Rubicon River in 49 BC with his army, which marked the beginning of a civil war in ancient Rome. This phrase means that a decision has been made and cannot be reversed, emphasizing the irreversible nature of the action taken.

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