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Salus populi suprema lex esto

“Salus populi suprema lex esto” is a Latin phrase which means “Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law.” This phrase emphasizes the principle that the safety and well-being of the public should be the highest priority and overriding concern in matters of governance and law. It underscores the idea that the primary purpose of government and laws should be to promote and protect the welfare of the citizens.

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