Translation of "principle" - English-Spanish dictionary

principle

noun uk /ˈprɪn·sɪ·pl/ us /ˈprɪn·sə·pəl/

a belief about how you should behave

principio
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 wrong.

por principios
She doesn’t wear fur on principle.

(Translation of “principle” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

principle

noun /ˈprinsəpəl/

a general truth, rule or law

principio
the principle of gravity.

the theory by which a machine etc works

principio
the principle of the jet engine.
principles noun plural

one’s own personal rules or standards of behaviour/behavior

principios
It is against my principles to borrow money.
in principle

in general, as opposed to in detail

en principio
In principle, we shoudl be able to complete the work by the beginning of July.
on principle

because of one’s principles

por principio
I never borrow money, on principle.
high moral principles (not principals).

(Translation of “principle” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)