Notebook, 1993-



Doctrine, Rule, Basic Law, Axion . . . . Specific Basis of Conduct or Operation . . . . Guiding Sense of Requirements and Obligations of Right Conduct . . . . Form, Method of Operation, Organization . . . . Originating or Actualizing Agency or Force . . . . Constituent of a Substance . . . . In Theory, In Support of, Theorem, Postulate, Proposition, Integrity, Probity, Rectitude, Honor

C  O  N  S  I  D  E  R  A  T  I  O  N  S



Basic Law



Rule of Action

Rule of Conduct or Operation

Guiding sense of Requirements

Guiding sense of Obligations

Originating or Actuating Agency or Force

Constituent - especially one giving some ditinctive quality or effect to the substance

In principle/in theory

On principle/In support of - As a demonstration of

Integrity, probity, rectitude, honor

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Principle n. 1. an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct. 2. a basic law, axion, or doctrine. 3. priciples, a personal or specific basis of conduct or operation. 4. a guiding sense of the requirements and oblications of right conduct: a man of principle. 5. a characteristic form of composition or organization, method of operation, etc.: The principle of capillarity; a constitution on the British principle. 6. an originating or actuating agency or force: the principles of Yin and Yang. 7. Chem. a constituent of a substance, esp. one giving to it some distinctive quality or effect. 8. in principle, in theory, without regard to an actual situation. 9. on principle, in support of, or as a demonstartion of, one's principles. [ME alter. of MF principe or L principium an analogy of manciple. See principium [Principium. a principle [< L:lit., that which is first. See Prince, -ium]
-Syn. 2. theorem, postulate, proposition. 4. integrity, probity, rectitude, honor. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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