Translation of "principle" - English-Russian dictionary

principle

noun uk us /ˈprɪnsəpl/
MORAL RULE [ C, U ]

a rule or belief which influences your behaviour and which is based on what you think is right

принцип
He must be punished - it's a matter of principle.
BASIC IDEA [ C ]

B2 a basic idea or rule which explains how something happens or works

принцип, правило
The organization works on the principle that all members have the same rights.
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.

в принципе
They have approved the changes in principle.
on principle

If you refuse to do something on principle, you refuse to do it because you think it is morally wrong.

из принципа
She doesn't wear fur on principle.

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