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English definition of “principled”


adjective     /ˈprɪn.sɪ.pl̩d/ formal
always behaving in an honest and moral way: She was a very principled woman.Virtue and moral good based on moral rules: The Church is taking a principled stand against the conflict.Morality and rules of behaviour
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