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Master Signifier
to emphasize the '''[[law|legislative and prohibitive function]]''' of the '''[[symbolic]] [[father]]'''.
=====Master Fundamental Signifier=====A few years later, in the In [[Lacan]]'s 1955-6 [[seminar]] on the , [[psychosesThe Psychoses]], the expression becomes capitalized and hyphenated and takes on a more precise meaning; the [[Name-of-the-Father]] is now described as the '''[[master fundamental signifier]]''' which permits '''[[signification]]''' to proceed normally.
This '''The [[master signifierName-of-the-Father]]''' both confers [[identification|identity]] on the [[human]] [[subject]] s (it names him, positions him within by situating them in a lineage and the '''[[symbolic ]] [[order]]''') , and [[signification|signifies]] the '''[[Oedipus complex|Oedipal]] [[law|prohibition]]''', the ''''no'''' of the [[incest]] [[taboo]].
If this [[signifier]] is '''[[foreclosed]]''' (not included in the '''[[symbolic order]]'''), the result is '''[[psychosis]]'''.

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