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Japanese translation of principle


noun   /ˈprɪn·sɪ·pl/
a belief about how you should behave
道義, 主義, 信条
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.
信条に基づいて, 主義として
She doesn’t wear fur on principle.
(Definition of principle noun from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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