Bedeutung von “principle” im Essential American English Dictionary

principle

noun us /ˈprɪn·sə·pəl/

a belief about how you should behave:

He must be punished – it’s a matter of principle.
on principle

If you refuse to do something on principle, you refuse to do it because you think it is morally wrong:

She doesn’t wear fur on principle.

(Definition von “principle” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)