Spectemur agendo

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Spectemur Agendo is a Latin motto meaning Let us be judged by our acts.

Source[edit]

It comes originally from Book XIII of Ovid's Metamorphoses where it is attributed to the hero Ajax:

Denique (quid verbis opus est?) spectemur agendo!

which most literal translations render as

Finally (what is the use of words?) let us be seen together in action!

United Kingdom institutions[edit]

In the United Kingdom, it was first adopted as the motto of The Royal Dragoons (1st Dragoons) regiment of the British Army.

It is the civic motto of:

Spectemur agendo is also the motto of:

and was once the motto of Dishforth Police Training Centre. The motto was then adopted by the North Eastern Police Training Centre at Durham, which opened when Disforth closed.

Spectemur Agendo was once the motto of Newbridge Comprehensive School, South Wales. Spectemur Agendo was also the motto of Earsham Hall School, Bungay, Suffolk. Spectemur Agendo was once on the crest of Queens Park Rangers football club.

United States institutions[edit]

In the United States, it is the motto of several college student organizations including:

It is the Motto found on the challenge coin of Medic One paramedics.

It is the official motto of:

Sweet Briar College uses it as the class motto every four years. Their translation is We are proven by our actions

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Family and clan mottos[edit]

In Ireland, the motto also appear emblazoned upon the crest of the Edward Hussey-Montagu, 1st Earl Beaulieu, McAleer, Donnelly, Shannon and Mott family crest.

It is the Cobb family motto, and the Eager family motto, that can be found on its crest, dating back to ancestors who held the family seats in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland in England from ancient times.

It is also is the McClure Family Motto, the ancestors of the bearers of this surname were thought to be of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland.