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Noun: maxim  mak-sim
  1. A saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
    "the doctrine of sovereign immunity originated with the maxim that the king can do no wrong";
    - axiom
  2. Rule of personal conduct
    - principle, precept
Noun: Maxim  mak-sim
  1. English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
    - Hiram Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim

Derived forms: maxims, Maxims

Type of: artificer, discoverer, expression, inventor, locution, prescript, rule, saying

Part of: ethic, ethical code

Encyclopedia: Maxim, NJ