corner-stone definition

  • noun:
    • alternate spelling of foundation.
    • The rock which lies during the place of two walls, and unites them; especially, the stone built into one part regarding the first step toward an edifice once the real or moderate starting-point in building.
    • thus That upon which something is launched; what is of the greatest or fundamental importance; whatever is vital.

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