Principle synonyms

prĭn'sə-pəl
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(Archaic) A requirement; a prerequisite.
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A feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real, not contingent upon reason or justification.
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Plural form of standard
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A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
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A coming into existence or use; beginning
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A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
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A group of interacting mechanical or electrical components:
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The definition of an opinion is a belief, impression, judgment or prevailing view held by a person.
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The act, practice, occupation, or profession of a teacher.
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(Slang, uncountable) The police.
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(In the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
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The definition of a policy is a written contract or agreement.
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The definition of magnanimous is big-hearted, noble and generous of spirit.
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Having principles, as of conduct
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Excessively religious, especially in a conspicuous or sentimental manner.
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Acting in a just, upright manner; doing what is right; virtuous
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Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.
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The first and last; the beginning and end.
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(Philosophy) A seemingly self-evident or necessary truth which is based on assumption; a principle or proposition which cannot actually be proved or disproved.
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A law or body of laws of a church
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(Programming, uncountable) Instructions for a computer, written in a programming language; the input of a translator, an interpreter or a browser, namely: source code, machine code, bytecode.
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The system of fundamental laws and principles of a government, state, society, corporation, etc., written or unwritten
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The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.
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A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
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(Law) A formal statement initiating a lawsuit by specifying the facts and legal grounds for the relief sought; a complaint or petition.
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(Law) A judge's remark or observation on some point of law which is not essential to the case in question, hence not binding as a legal precedent
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(Archaic) Something taught; a teaching.
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A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
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A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.
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The study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; moral philosophy
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A fundamental law
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A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of linear algebra.
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Good reputation; credit
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There is no clear answer to what is ethical or to what ethical behavior is. Many turn to religion or to the law to give guidance as to ethical behavior.
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A system of methods, as in any particular science
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Plural form of moral
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The definition of a motto is a phrase or quote that is representative of a person or brand's ideals and values.
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A set of principles for use in scientific or philosophical investigation.
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The general principles or laws of a field of knowledge, activity, etc.
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A rule or direction, as in technical matters
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First principles; fundamentals
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A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
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A statute or regulation governing the court process:
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Any basis or foundation
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(Logic) a syntactically correct expression that is deducible from the given axioms of a deductive system
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(Countable, logic) A set of axioms together with all statements derivable from them. Equivalently, a formal language plus a set of axioms (from which can then be derived theorems).
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A particular belief or teaching regarded by the speaker as the true one
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(Uncountable) The state of being moral, honest and honourable.
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A general or widely held principle, concept, or notion.
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The definition of a character is a unique symbol, letter or mark used in writing.
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Character or nature; quality
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The definition of honesty is the quality of being truthful.
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A group of persons living under a religious rule:
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(UK, Scotland, Canada) The chief executive and chief academic officer of a university or college.
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A statement, exposition, or explanation of reasons or principles
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Any doctrine or rule widely or ardently maintained
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