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.
A sentiment or motto; esp., one used as a rallying cry or a signal for action.
watchword in Dutch is leus, devies, lijfspreuk, leuze
watchword in French is consigne
watchword in German is Losung, Kennwort