From Patrono:Xno[[Category:Patrono:Xno derivations|Maxim]] maxime and Middle French maxime, from Late Latin maxima (“‘axiom’”), noun use of the feminine singular form of Latin maximus (apparently as used in the phrase propositio maxima "greatest premise").
- (now rare) A self-evident axiom or premise; a pithy expression of a general principle or rule.
- A precept; a succinct statement or observation of a rule of conduct or moral teaching.
- (precept, succint statement): aphorism, cliche enthymeme, proverb, saying
- See also Wikisaurus:saying