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- Hence arises the compatibility of philosophy and theology which was the fundamental
**axiom**of scholasticism, and the possibility of a Summa Theologiae, which is a Summa Philosophiae as well. - The peace of Tilsit (July 7, 1807) enabled Napoleon to press on his projects for securing the command of the Mediterranean, thenceforth a fundamental
**axiom**of his policy. - Mo.) Economics And Legislation It was at one time an
**axiom**of law and of political economy that prices should be determined by free competition. - Assuming as an
**axiom**that the centre of gravity of any number of interdependent bodies cannot rise higher than the point from which it fell, he arrived, by anticipating in the particular case the general principle of the conservation of vis viva, at correct although not strictly demonstrated conclusions. - This mechanical
**axiom**of the normality of fluid pressure is the foundation of the mathematical theory of hydrostatics.

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