Maxim

Definition of Maxim

Max´im
n.1.
1.An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.
'T is their maxim, Love is love's reward.
- Dryden.
2.(Mus.) The longest note formerly used, equal to two longs, or four breves; a large.

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