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cornerstone

noun

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an immaterial thing upon which something else rests
  • a concern for basic human rights was the cornerstone of the president's foreign policy

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The first known use of cornerstone was in the 13th century

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“Cornerstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cornerstone. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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