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nemo me impune lacessit

English translation: No one injures (attacks) me with impunity

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Latin term or phrase:Nemo me impune lacessit
English translation:No one injures (attacks) me with impunity
Entered by: Vesna Zivcic
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08:43 May 19, 2001
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Latin term or phrase: nemo me impune lacessit
used as a badge cover for law enforcement officer that die in the line of duty.
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"No one injures (attacks) me with impunity".
Explanation:
This latin term, often associated with mourning bands and Police Memorial Day, means literally; "No one injures (attacks) me with impunity". The motto of the Order of the Thistle. It was first used on the coins of James VI. of Scotland (James I. of England). How it became associated with the badge mourning band is unclear, however, those of Scottish and Irish descent, who held positions in the ranks of police departments over the years, may well have been the influence.
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Vesna Zivcic
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naPaybacks are hell !Wigtil
naWho dare meddle with mexxxquine
na"No one injures (attacks) me with impunity".
Vesna Zivcic
nanobody challenges me without being punishedAlbert Golub


  

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26 mins
nobody challenges me without being punished


Explanation:
hope it helps

Albert Golub
Local time: 16:31
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 12

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Vesna Zivcic
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27 mins
"No one injures (attacks) me with impunity".


Explanation:
This latin term, often associated with mourning bands and Police Memorial Day, means literally; "No one injures (attacks) me with impunity". The motto of the Order of the Thistle. It was first used on the coins of James VI. of Scotland (James I. of England). How it became associated with the badge mourning band is unclear, however, those of Scottish and Irish descent, who held positions in the ranks of police departments over the years, may well have been the influence.


    Reference: http://www.ticon.net/~lt/latin.html
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 16:31
Native speaker of: Croatian

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2 hrs
Who dare meddle with me


Explanation:
Or, if you prefer it in Scots

Wha`daur meddle wi`me.

Regards from an experienced Scots translator in Frankfurt / Germany

xxxquine
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1 day 22 hrs
Paybacks are hell !


Explanation:
There are literal translations, and then there are meaningful translations. The modern English proverb is much more to the point: PAYBACKS ARE HELL !


    Ph. D. in ancient Greek, college instructor of Latin, Greek, and other languages.
Wigtil
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