Translation of "principle" - English-Italian 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. Deve essere punito – è una questione di principio.
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. Non porta la pelliccia per principio.

(Translation of “principle” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)