Part of speech:
(Archaic) A requirement; a prerequisite.
A coming into existence or use; beginning
A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
A group of interacting mechanical or electrical components:
The definition of an opinion is a belief, impression, judgment or prevailing view held by a person.
The act, practice, occupation, or profession of a teacher.
The definition of a policy is a written contract or agreement.
The definition of magnanimous is big-hearted, noble and generous of spirit.
Having principles, as of conduct
Excessively religious, especially in a conspicuous or sentimental manner.
Acting in a just, upright manner; doing what is right; virtuous
The first and last; the beginning and end.
A law or body of laws of a church
The system of fundamental laws and principles of a government, state, society, corporation, etc., written or unwritten
The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.
A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
(Law) A formal statement initiating a lawsuit by specifying the facts and legal grounds for the relief sought; a complaint or petition.
(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
(Archaic) Something taught; a teaching.
A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.
The study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; moral philosophy
A fundamental law
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.
Good reputation; credit
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.
A system of methods, as in any particular science
The definition of a motto is a phrase or quote that is representative of a person or brand's ideals and values.
A set of principles for use in scientific or philosophical investigation.
The general principles or laws of a field of knowledge, activity, etc.
A rule or direction, as in technical matters
First principles; fundamentals
A statute or regulation governing the court process:
Any basis or foundation
A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
(Logic) a syntactically correct expression that is deducible from the given axioms of a deductive system
A particular belief or teaching regarded by the speaker as the true one
A general or widely held principle, concept, or notion.
The definition of a character is a unique symbol, letter or mark used in writing.
Character or nature; quality
The definition of honesty is the quality of being truthful.
A group of persons living under a religious rule:
A statement, exposition, or explanation of reasons or principles
Any doctrine or rule widely or ardently maintained
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