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salus populi suprema lex esto

[sah-loos paw-poo-lee soo-prey-mah leks es-toh; English sey-luhs pop-yuh-lahy-soo-pree-muh leks es-toh] .
Latin.
let the welfare of the people be the supreme law: a motto of Missouri.
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lex (lɛks)
 
n , pl leges
1.  a system or body of laws
2.  a particular specified law
 
[Latin]

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Lex definition


1. A lexical analyser generator for Unix and its input language. There is a GNU version called flex and a version written in, and outputting, SML/NJ called ML-lex. A version, by David Poole at Montana has been retargeted to Turbo Pascal, (ftp://iecc.com/pub/file/lyprg.zip).
["Lex - A Lexical Analyzer Generator", M.E. Lesk, CS TR 39, Bell Labs, Oct 1975].
2. The lexical specification language for COPS.
["Metalanguages of the Compiler Production System COPS", J. Borowiec, in GI Fachgesprach "Compiler-Compiler", ed W. Henhapl, Tech Hochs Darmstadt 1978, pp.122-159].
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Blue Grass Airport (Lexington, KY)
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