a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
a rule or standard especially of good behavior
a basic truth or law or assumption
a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
rule of personal conduct
(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
- Our actions often negate our principles.
- We found the principles easy to understand.
- She embodies her principles in her behaviour.
- These actions stamp him as a man of high principles .