Seal of South Carolina

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The Great Seal of the State of South Carolina. The seal shows two ovals with palmetto tree branches. On the left is a palmetto tree with ‘Animis Opibusoue Parati’ meaning “Prepared in Mind and Resources.” On the right there is Spes or Hope. Underneath her, is the motto ‘Dum Spiro Spero’ meaning “While I Breathe I Hope.”


William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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