all for one and one for all

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All for one and one for all definition


All the members of a group support each of the individual members, and the individual members pledge to support the group.

Note: “All for one and one for all” is best known as the motto of the title characters in the book The Three Musketeers, by the nineteenth-century French author Alexandre Dumas.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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