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a prearranged reply to the challenge of a sentry or a guard; a password or signal by which friends can be known from enemies
a rallying cry
a word used as a motto, as expressive of a principle or rule of action; a maxim, byword

Atrocities of the most vicious kind were justified by the watchwords: This is war! Might is Right. Necessity knows no law..

{n} a sentinel's night-word
a prearranged reply to the challenge of a sentry etc; a password
A sentiment or motto; esp
{i} password; slogan
a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"
a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
A word given to sentinels, and to such as have occasion to visit the guards, used as a signal by which a friend is known from an enemy, or a person who has a right to pass the watch from one who has not; a countersign; a password
Someone's watchword is a word or phrase that sums up their attitude or approach to a particular subject or to things in general. Caution has been one of Mr Allan's watchwords. a word or phrase that expresses an attitude or belief
one used as a rallying cry or a signal for action
plural of watchword

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    /ˈwäʧˌwərd/ /ˈwɑːʧˌwɜrd/


    [ -"w&rd ] (noun.) 15th century. From Middle English waccheword, morphologically as watch +‎ word.

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