Meaning of semper paratus*

sem•per pa•ra•tus

Pronunciation: (sem'per pä-rä'toos Eng. sem'p&schwar p&schwa-rā't&schwas), [key]
— Latin. Latin.
  1. always ready: motto of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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