MORAL RULE [C, U] › a rule or belief which influences your behaviour and which is based on what you think is right
ilke, prensip He must be punished - it's a matter of principle.972
BASIC IDEA [C] › a basic idea or rule which explains how something happens or works
ilke, prensip, genel kural ve uygulamalar The organization works on the principle that all members have the same rights.684
in principle › If you agree with something in principle, you agree with the idea or plan although you do not know the details or you do not know if it will be possible.
ilke olarak, prensipte, prensip itibariyle, temelde They have approved the changes in principle.1104
on principle › If you refuse to do something on principle, you refuse to do it because you think it is morally wrong.
ilke olarak, prensipte, prensip itibariyle She doesn't wear fur on principle.972