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A rule or belief governing one's behaviour
“These principles have governed Snow's approach in growing the family business tenfold since he took the reins in the mid 1980s.”
A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behaviour or for a chain of reasoning
“The basic principle for a democratic republic is the independence of the three branches of government executive, legislature and judiciary.”
A moral rule guiding personal conduct
“A violation of the basic principles of Marxism.”
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