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Another word for principle

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Noun
  1. A broad and basic rule or truth

      1. Of, relating to, or affecting the entire universe:
      2. Including, relating to, or affecting all members of the class or group under consideration; applicable in all cases:
      3. Done, produced, or shared by all members of the class or group under consideration:
      1. An idea that has been demonstrated as true or is assumed to be so demonstrable.
      2. A proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.
      1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
      2. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system:
      3. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system:
      1. Of or relating to the foundation or base; elementary:
      2. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
      3. Of great significance or entailing major change:
      1. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
      2. An established rule, principle, or law.
      3. A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument; a postulate.
    See also:

    order

  2. Moral or ethical strength

      1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code:
      2. The state of being unimpaired; soundness:
      3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness:
      1. The quality or condition of being honest; integrity.
      2. Truthfulness; sincerity:
      3. Chastity.
      1. A slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure.
      2. One of the elongated, thick-walled cells that give strength and support to plant tissue.
      3. Any of the filaments constituting the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.
      1. The combination of mental characteristics and behavior that distinguishes a person or group.
      2. The distinguishing nature of something.
      3. Moral strength; integrity:
    See also:

    strong

Another word for principle

Noun
  1. A fundamental law

      1. To assume or assert the truth, reality, or necessity of, especially as a basis of an argument:
      2. To propose as a hypothesis or explanation:
      3. To assume as a premise or axiom; take for granted.
      1. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
      2. The point of origin of a stream or river.
      3. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
      1. The point at which something comes into existence or from which it derives or is derived.
      2. Ancestry:
      3. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
    See also:

    law

  2. A belief or set of beliefs; often plural

      1. The act, practice, occupation, or profession of a teacher.
      2. Something taught.
      3. A precept or doctrine:
      1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof:
      2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
      3. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
      1. An organism as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions:
      2. A group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts:
      3. A group of interacting mechanical or electrical components:

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