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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.


(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.


(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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In classical writers, it denotes any school or system of philosophical principles.
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Propositions which are directly conceivable on the basis of philosophical principles.
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