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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mot·to /ˈmɑ(ˌ)to/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mot·to n.; pl. Mottoes
 1. Her. A sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievment.
 2. A sentence, phrase, or word, prefixed to an essay, discourse, chapter, canto, or the like, suggestive of its subject matter; a short, suggestive expression of a guiding principle; a maxim.
    It was the motto of a bishop eminent for his piety and good works, . . . =\“Serve God, and be cheerful.”\=   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a favorite saying of a sect or political group [syn: slogan,
           catchword, shibboleth]
      [also: mottoes (pl)]