The definition of a principle is a basic truth or the source or origin of something or someone.(noun)
An example of principle is a list of values set by a group of people.
See principle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, altered < MFr principe < L principium: see principium
See principle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , alteration of Old French principe
Origin: , from Latin prīncipium
Origin: , from prīnceps, prīncip-, leader, emperor; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
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