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Italian translation of principle

principle

noun
 
/ˈprɪn·sɪ·pl/
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.
per principio
She doesn’t wear fur on principle.
(Definition of principle from the Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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