Experto crede

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Experto crede is a Latin motto which means Trust in one experienced; literally: "(the/an) expert trust".[1] It is usually used by an author as an aside to the reader, and may be loosely translated as: "trust me", "trust the expert", "believe one who has tried it", or "have faith in experience". When "crede" is followed by a personal name (e.g., crede John Smith), the expert in question is the name given.

In the variant form experto credite it is a quotation from the Aeneid by Virgil (Book XI, line 283).


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