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Middle English fundacioun from Latin fundātiō fundātiōn- from fundātus past participle of fundāre to lay the groundwork for found1
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin fundātiō.
The Code had always been his foundation in a world that adopted him despite his origins.
Indeed, All Souls was more of a lay foundation than its model.
They loved each other, and that love would be a solid foundation for their marriage.
Forgetful of the tomb, you lay the foundation of your palaces.
The actual result of his personal inquiries, the great idea which lies at the foundation of his philosophy, we know.
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