magnum opus
magnum opus mag"num o"pus (m[a^]g"n[u^]m [=o]"p[u^]s), n. 1. A great work of art or literature. [WordNet 1.5]

2. The greatest work or achievement of a particular artist, writer, or other individual. [PJC]

Inspired by this milieu, [Max Stirner] wrote his magnum opus The Ego and Its Own, which was published in November 1844. --Svein Nyberg (The Small Max Stirner Web Page, 1988 [http://www.math.uio.no/~solan/stirner/stirner.html]) [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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