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A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief, behavior or reasoning
“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
“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
“As a man of principle, I cannot in good conscience acquiesce to your depraved request.”
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That from which anything proceeds
“The soul of man is an active principle.”
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The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles
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(usually used in plural form "values") Principles or standards of behavior
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A word or phrase, especially an idiomatic one, used to convey an idea
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A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or 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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A set of rules to guide behavior and decisions in a specified situation
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A healthy and vigorous-rooted plant that is used in grafting, most commonly as a sound base to support a scion that bears desirable fruit in orchard culture
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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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The state of being devoted to something
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A statement or principle having general rather than specific validity or force
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Behaviour that is considered acceptable or polite to most members of a society
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An established or official way of doing something
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