1. moral principle the principle that conduct should be moral
  2. principle a basic generalization that is accepted as true
  3. legal principle a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
  4. vital principle a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed
  5. principal main or most important
  6. reality principle the governing principle of the ego
  7. first principle the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
  8. school principal the educator who has executive authority for a school
  9. judicial principle a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
  10. basic principle principles from which other truths can be derived
  11. in principle with regard to fundamentals although not concerning details
  12. life principle a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed
  13. working principle a rule that is adequate to permit work to be done
  14. bitter principle any one of several hundred compounds having a bitter taste
  15. fundamental principle principles from which other truths can be derived
  16. pleasure principle the governing principle of the id
  17. mass-action principle (neurology) the principle that the cortex of the brain operates as a coordinated system with large masses of neural tissue involved in all complex functioning
  18. royal purple a shade of purple tinged with red
  19. Le Chatelier principle the principle that if any change is imposed on a system that is in equilibrium then the system tends to adjust to a new equilibrium counteracting the change
  20. principally for the most part

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