Definitions: (noun) A principle is the general idea that explains or supports something. (noun) Principles are personal rules that tell you what is right and wrong.
Examples: (noun) Police must not accept money because it could affect their judgement. The same principle applies if gifts, etc, are offered. (noun) The basic principle of his chair is that the knees should be below the hips. (noun) It goes against my principles to ignore her.
Synonyms: nouns: belief. idea, concept.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 A