Definition of principles in English Dictionary

  • NounBFprinciple
    1. plural of principle.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The principle was recognized by some of the early Greek philosophers who embodied it in their systems.
        • The ritual and tradition are of course rather absurd, but the principle is good and the ethics are identical with Xtian ethics.
        • Yet the latter, 'and his works, shall eternally coendure with the former, and the unoriginated principles of his moral nature!
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • It was a superdepressing message to Steele’s fellow party members north of the Mason-Dixon line: Good for you in saddling yourself with a toxic political affiliation out of principle.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Noun forms
          • Noun plural forms

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en principle
      2. fr principes
      3. en principled
      4. fr principales
      5. fr princières
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      Meaning of principles for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "principles" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form.
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