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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
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His hope was that 'the emergence of a non-repressive reality principle involving instinctual liberation would regress behind the attained level of civilised rationality'.
In Eros and Civilization, he claims that the emergence of a new reality principle, along with the broadened scope of libidinal relations that would concurrently emerge, "would lead to a disintegration of the institutions in which the private interpersonal relations have been organized, particularly the monogamic and patriarchal family" (Marcuse 1974:201).
This freedom and modification of the reality principle can only exist in a general sense after the revolutionary transformation of reality.
From a psychoanalytic point of view, the employee must give up the pleasures and freedom of childhood to work in a world governed by the reality principle.
The throwing away of the loved object, for Freud, "is influenced by a wish that dominates them [children] the whole time--the wish to be grown-up and to be able to do what grown-up people do"--or the reality principle.
But some who have questioned Freud's reality principle since then have had more than fun and games in mind.
Dan Butler, as Stephen's exiting lover and the reality principle, was very good at conveying the sense of an implacable force; his performance was like a time-lapse movie of a glacier in action.
The safe distance generated by the buffer between gamer and media is, essentially, a facsimile of the reality principle at work, the psychological interlocutor that modifies the pursuit of pleasure for the sake of self-preservation (btpp 278).
Something really delirious is going on when Elizabeth Taylor becomes a reality principle.
Figuratively at least, the relation between mother and child is symbiotic, governed not by the reality principle or symbolic discourse but by the pleasure principle and maternal empathy .
More symbolic of Reaganism was my mode of transport back to the United States--People Express, a vision of entrepreneurial capitalism whose immunity from the reality principle lasted about the same length of time as the president's.