watchcry

watchcry

(ˈwɒtʃˌkraɪ)
n, pl -cries
a slogan used to rally support
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As evidence of Tasso's pervasive influence, Battista Guarini's echoing retort in his own pastoral drama Il Pastor Fido became the watchcry of the Counter Reformation: Piaccia, se lice, -- that is to say, let it please if it's lawful.
The watchcry was Faith and Fatherland, a sacred word in that world of cleverly inflammable enthusiasms.