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principle

noun
 
 
/ˈprɪnsəpl/
MORAL RULE [C, U] a rule or belief which influences your behaviour and which is based on what you think is right
zasada, zasady
He must be punished - it's a matter of principle.Morality and rules of behaviour
BASIC IDEA [C] B2 a basic idea or rule which explains how something happens or works
zasada
The organization works on the principle that all members have the same rights.Rules and laws
in principle If you agree with something in principle, you agree with the idea or plan although you do not know the details or you do not know if it will be possible.
w zasadzie, zasadniczo
They have approved the changes in principle.Ideas, concepts and theories
on principle If you refuse to do something on principle, you refuse to do it because you think it is morally wrong.
dla zasady
She doesn't wear fur on principle.Morality and rules of behaviour
Translations of “principle”
in Korean 원칙…
in Arabic مَبْدَأ…
in French principe…
in Italian principio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基本思想, 原理, 原則…
in Russian принцип, правило…
in Turkish ilke, prensip, genel kural ve uygulamalar…
in Spanish principio…
in Portuguese princípio…
in German das Gesetz, die Grundregel…
in Catalan principi…
in Japanese 道義, 主義, 信条…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基本思想, 原理, 原则…
(Definition of principle from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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