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Webster's Dictionary

Principle

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(1):

(n.) A settled rule of action; a governing law of conduct; an opinion or belief which exercises a directing influence on the life and behavior; a rule (usually, a right rule) of conduct consistently directing one's actions; as, a person of no principle.

(2):

(n.) Beginning; commencement.

(3):

(n.) A source, or origin; that from which anything proceeds; fundamental substance or energy; primordial substance; ultimate element, or cause.

(4):

(n.) An original faculty or endowment.

(5):

(n.) A fundamental truth; a comprehensive law or doctrine, from which others are derived, or on which others are founded; a general truth; an elementary proposition; a maxim; an axiom; a postulate.

(6):

(n.) Any original inherent constituent which characterizes a substance, or gives it its essential properties, and which can usually be separated by analysis; - applied especially to drugs, plant extracts, etc.

(7):

(v. t.) To equip with principles; to establish, or fix, in certain principles; to impress with any tenet, or rule of conduct, good or ill.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Principle'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/p/principle.html. 1828.

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