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: of, relating to, or forming or serving as a base or foundation : fundamental
These foundational volumes proved to be, each in its own way, enabling gestures for the growth of sophisticated theories and critical practices in African, Caribbean, and African American literatures. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Property was, in a sense, foundational to culture, since English political economy rested on the private ownership of land, and the political economy, in turn, largely structured social relations. Jill Lepore
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