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D.E.I.

1.
Dutch East Indies.

ad majorem Dei gloriam

[ahd mah-yaw-rem de-ee glaw-ree-ahm] /ɑd mɑˈyɔ rɛm ˈdɛ i ˈglɔ riˌɑm/
Latin.
1.
for the greater glory of God: motto of the Jesuits.

vox populi, vox Dei

[wohks poh-poo-lee wohks de-ee; English voks pop-yuh-lahy voks dee-ahy, dey-ee] /woʊks ˈpoʊ pʊˌli woʊks ˈdɛ i; English vɒks ˈpɒp yəˌlaɪ vɒks ˈdi aɪ, ˈdeɪ i/
Latin.
1.
the voice of the people (is) the voice of God.

Dei gratia

[de-ee grah-tee-ah; English dee-ahy-grey-shee-uh, de-ee] /ˈdɛ i ˈgrɑ tiˌɑ; English ˈdi aɪˈgreɪ ʃi ə, ˈdɛ i/
noun, Latin.
1.
by the grace of God.
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British Dictionary definitions for dei

Dei gratia

/ˈdiːɪ ˈɡreɪʃɪə; ˈdeɪɪ ˈɡrɑːtɪə/
adverb
1.
by the grace of God
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Related Abbreviations for dei

DEI

Dutch East Indies; now Indonesia
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