Sic semper tyrannis

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Sic semper tyrannis is a Latin phrase attributed to Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the people who assassinated Julius Caesar.[1] It can be translated as "Thus always to tyrants". John Wilkes Booth is believed to have said the phrase after assassinating Abraham Lincoln. It is also the motto of the Commonwealth of Virginia.[2]

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  1. "Definition of SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS". Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  2. "Virginia State Motto | Sic Semper Tyrannis". Retrieved 2020-07-30.