The definition of maxim is a statement of a philosophy or a guiding principle.(noun)
An example of a maxim is to do unto others as you want others to do unto you.
See maxim in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME maxime < MFr < ML maxima < LL maxima (propositio), the greatest (premise), fem. of L maximus, greatest, superl. of magnus, great: see magni-
Origin: after Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim
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Origin: Middle English maxime
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin maxima
Origin: , from maxima (prōpositiō), greatest (premise)
Origin: , feminine of Latin maximus, greatest; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
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