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Noun: axiom  ak-see-um
  1. A saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
    "the doctrine of sovereign immunity originated with the axiom that the king can do no wrong";
    - maxim
  2. (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

Derived forms: axioms

Type of: expression, locution, proposition, saying

Encyclopedia: Axiom