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Battus paieront

(Les). Væ victis! Those who lose must pay the piper. “ C'est le loi du pays de Béarn que le battu paie l'amende.” Again, “ C'est la coutume de Lorris, les battus paient l'amende. ” This is certainly the general custom in law and war.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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