principle

(redirected from Precautionary principle)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Principle

A fundamental, well-settled Rule of Law . A basic truth or undisputed legal doctrine; a given legal proposition that is clear and does not need to be proved.

A principle provides a foundation for the development of other laws and regulations.

principle

(Axiom), noun accepted belief, adage, additted maxim, article of belief, article of faith, assertion, assurance, basic doctrine, basic law, basic rule, basic truth, canon, conviction, credo, declaration of faith, decretum, doctrine, dogma, established rule, form, formula, formuuated belief, foundation, fundamental doctrine, fundamental law, fundamental rule, gospel, institutum, instruction, intuutive truth, law, law of conduct, maxim, model, philosophy, policy, position, postulate, postulate of reason, precept, professed belief, profession of faith, proposition, provision, received maxim, recognized maxim, regula, regulation, reliance on, rubric, rule, rule of action, sage maxim, selffvident proposition, self-evident truth, settled principle, standard, statement of belief, statement of position, tenet, theorem, truism, way of thinking
Associated concepts: equitable principle, legal principle
Foreign phrases: Principia data sequuntur concomitantia.Given principles are followed by their concomitants. Principia probant, non probantur. Principles prove, they are not proved. Unumquodque principiorum est sibimetipsi fides; et perspicua vera non sunt probanda. Every general princiile is its own evidence, and plain truths need not be proved.

principle

(Virtue), noun character, conviction, ethics, goodness, honesty, honor, honorableness, incorruptibility, integritas, integrity, justice, moral excellence, moral rectiiude, morality, nobleness, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightfulness, scrupulousness, trustworthiness, truth, virtuousness
See also: article, basis, belief, color, complexion, conscience, consequence, conviction, cornerstone, corpus, criterion, directive, doctrine, dogma, generality, ground, honor, integrity, law, maxim, persuasion, precept, prescription, probity, reason, rectitude, right, rule, significance, substance, thesis, veracity
References in periodicals archive ?
In short, the paralysis critique makes sense only if one defines the precautionary principle in an extreme and radical way--a definition that is hard to find in most legal texts.
The 2000 Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety adopts the precautionary principle and allows trade restrictions of potentially unlimited duration on living modified organisms (LMOs) in the face of scientific uncertainty.
As geologists, however, we have an obligation to urge the precautionary principle on society.
The precautionary principle has emerged as an important yet contentious issue in multilateral environmental agreements.
We are contacting the CDC for specifics on the proper protective equipment and whether it meets the precautionary principle and the highest standard, in particular, full body coverage that prevents any blood or viral penetration," DeMoro said.
Part II discusses the importance of two cornerstone regulatory components in reforming TSCA: a strong precautionary principle and mechanisms to close the data gap.
One way to summarize the precautionary principle is, "Never do anything for the first time.
It is, therefore, an Islamic principle clearly supportive of application of the precautionary principle to biotech produce and products containing them.
But Mr McFarlane said: "The precautionary principle must still hold - there are still too many unknowns and in the evidence vacuum that still exists my own view is that wider risks must be considered significant until they have been objectively proved otherwise.
In Sweden it is a matter of the precautionary principle.
However, the article could give the misleading impression that the precautionary principle constitutes a straightforward guideline for improving public policy in this area.