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Definition of Watchword

Watchword

  1. A word given to sentinels, and to such as have occasion to visit the guards, used as a signal by which a friend is known from an enemy, or a person who has a right to pass the watch from one who has not; a countersign; a password.
  2. A sentiment or motto; esp., one used as a rallying cry or a signal for action.

Watchword Translations

watchword in Dutch is leus, devies, lijfspreuk, leuze
watchword in French is consigne
watchword in German is Losung, Kennwort
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