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Great seal demystified

Conspiracy believers will often point to the latin words on the reverse of the US $1 for evidence of a NWO. However, Let us use translations to debunk this.

1. Annuit coeptis-agreed to undertakings

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Latin words annuo (third-person singular present or perfect annuit), “to nod” or “to approve”, and coeptum (plural coepta), “commencement, undertaking”, it is literally translated, “He approves (has approved) of the undertakings”. Nothing to do with a NWO.

2. novo ordo seclorum- A new order of the ages.

The phrase Novus ordo seclorum (Latin for “New Order of the Ages”) appears on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, first designed in 1782 and printed on the back of the United States one-dollar bill since 1935. The phrase also appears on the coat of arms of the Yale School of Management, Yale University‘s business school. The phrase is also mistranslated as “New World Order” by many people who believe in a conspiracy behind the design; however, it does directly translate to “New Order of the Ages”

The phrase is taken from the fourth Eclogue of Virgil, which contains a passage (lines 5-8) that reads:

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