first law

noun

Definition of first law

: the most important principle He teaches his students that balance is the first law of architecture.

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“First law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20law. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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