Translation of "principle" - English-Japanese dictionary

principle

noun uk /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.

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