[ adjective ] evident without proof or argument
"an axiomatic truth" "we hold these truths to be self-evident"
Used in print(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)
The Roman_Catholic natural-law tradition regards as self-evident that the primary objective purpose of the conjugal act is procreation and that the fostering of the mutual love of the spouses is the secondary and subjective end .(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)
I do not mean to suggest that these assumptions are self-evident , in the sense that everyone agrees with them .