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A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief, behavior or reasoning
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“The first principle of justice is concerned with how well a political order secures the basic rights and liberties of its members.”
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A rule used to determine one's choices
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“The company says it will stick to its principle of hiring based on merit.”
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(sometimes pluralized) The quality of being upright or righteous
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“As a man of principle, I cannot in good conscience acquiesce to your depraved request.”
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That from which anything proceeds
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“The soul of man is an active principle.”
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(usually used in plural form "values") Principles or standards of behavior
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An explanation for an occurrence
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The intrinsic nature or quality of something, especially abstract, which determines its character
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A theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behavior
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An intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
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An essential or characteristic part of something
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Rules of conduct and behavior
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An organization having a particular purpose, especially one that is involved with science, education, or a specific profession
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The declared policy of a political party or group
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One's humanity or benevolence
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The unrealistic belief in or pursuit of perfection
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A particular type of medicinal solution
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Adherence to something to which one is bound by a pledge or duty
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A statement or principle having general rather than specific validity or force
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