Legal Definition and Related Resources of Foundation

Meaning of Foundation

The establishment of a charity; that upon which a charity is founded and by which it is supported. This word, in the English law, is taken in two senses, fundatio ineipiens, and fundaiAo perficiens. As to its political capacity, an act of Incorporation is metaphorically called its foundation; but as to its dotation, the first gift of revenues is called the foundation. 10 Coke, 23a.


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Foundation Legal Definition

In a trial, a foundation must be laid to establish the basis for the admissibility of certain types of evidence. For example, an expert witnesses’ qualifications must be shown before expert testimony will be admissible.

Synonyms of Foundation

(Basis), noun

  • base
  • bedrock
  • beginning
  • cornerstone
  • frame
  • framework
  • fundamenta
  • fundamental principle
  • groundwork
  • keystone
  • origin
  • premise
  • root
  • rudiment
  • sedes
  • skeleton
  • substructure
  • support
  • supporting structure
  • underlying principle
  • underpinning Associated Concepts: foundation for evidence
  • foundation of a claim
  • foundation of a lien
  • laying a foundation for a document

(Organization), noun

  • association
  • charitable institution
  • charity
  • conlegium
  • eleemosynary corporation
  • endowed institution
  • endowment
  • establishment
  • fund invested for a charitable purpose
  • institute
  • institution
  • organization to aid the needy
  • organized body for charity
  • philanthropic institution
  • sodalitas
  • Associated Concepts: charitable foundation
  • not for profit organization

Hierarchical Display of Foundation

Business And Competition > Legal form of organisations > Organisation > Non-profit organisation
Law > Civil law > Ownership > Transfer of property > Gift

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Business And Competition > Legal form of organisations > Organisation > Non-profit organisation > Foundation
Law > Civil law > Ownership > Transfer of property > Gift > Foundation

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