Translation of "principle" - English-Arabic dictionary

principle

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

a belief about how you should behave

مَبْدَأ
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.

تَمَشّيًا مع مبادِئه
She doesn’t wear fur on principle.

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