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Arizona State Motto
Adopted in 1863; 1912.
Originator: Richard Cunningham McCormick, 1863
Ditat Deus has been translated as: "God Enriches." The motto has remains unchanged since its introduction by Richard Cunningham McCormick in 1864. The motto is an expression, most likely biblical in origin, of a very deep religious sentiment. A shield with the motto Ditat Deus, which means God Enriches, lies in the center of the seal and contains symbols of Arizona's key enterprises.
Arizona's motto, Ditat Deus, meaning God enriches, is in all probability derived from Genesis 14:23 of the Latin Vulgate Version of the Bible.
Ditat Deus served as the motto of the Arizona Territory from 1863 to 1912 and has served as the motto of the State of Arizona since 1912. It is displayed on the current Great Seal of Arizona.
Arizona State Motto:
Mottos of the States
State motto is a word, phrase, or sentence inscribed on or attached to a coin, building, or other object. The motto states an important idea for a group of people within the state.