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foundation stone

noun
1.
any of the stones composing the foundation of a building.
2.
a cornerstone.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55
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British Dictionary definitions for foundation-stone

foundation stone

noun
1.
a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the foundation of a new building
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