Basilary
Basilar Bas"i*lar, Basilary Bas"i*la*ry, a. [F. basilaire, fr. L. basis. See {Base}, n.] 1. Relating to, or situated at, the base. [1913 Webster]

2. Lower; inferior; applied to impulses or springs of action. [R.] ``Basilar instincts.'' --H. W. Beecher. [1913 Webster]


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  • basilary — index essential (inherent), fundamental Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • Basilar — Bas i*lar, Basilary Bas i*la*ry, a. [F. basilaire, fr. L. basis. See {Base}, n.] 1. Relating to, or situated at, the base. [1913 Webster] 2. Lower; inferior; applied to impulses or springs of action. [R.] Basilar instincts. H. W. Beecher. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basilar — /bas euh leuhr/, adj. 1. pertaining to or situated at the base, esp. the base of the skull. 2. basal. Also, basilary /bas euh ler ee/. [1535 45; < NL basilare, equiv. to ML bassil(e) pelvis + are, neut. of aris AR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • essential — I (inherent) adjective basal, basic, basilar, basilary, elemental, fundamental, immanent, implicit, integral, intrinsic, intrinsical, main, primary II (required) adjective basic, binding, called for, chief, compulsory, critical, crucial, demanded …   Law dictionary

  • fundamental — I adjective basal, basic, basilar, basilary, cardinal, central, constitutional, elemental, elementary, essential, inchoative, indispensable, key, necessary, needed, organic, primary, primus, principal, principalis, required, requisite,… …   Law dictionary

  • basilar — /ˈbæsələ/ (say basuhluh) adjective 1. relating to or situated at the base, especially the base of the skull. 2. basal. Also, basilary /ˈbæsələri/ (say basuhluhree). {New Latin basilāris, ? irregularly formed adjective from Latin basis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • basilar — [bas′əler΄ēbas′ə lər] adj. [ModL basilaris < L basis,BASIS] of or at the base, esp. of the skull: also basilary [bas′əler΄ē] …   English World dictionary

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