principles

  

Definition

Fundamental norms, rules, or values that represent what is desirable and positive for a person, group, organization, or community, and help it in determining the rightfulness or wrongfulness of its actions. Principles are more basic than policy and objectives, and are meant to govern both. See also principle.

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  • Steve considered himself a man of principles but his out-of-control gambling addiction soon had him pilfering money from the petty cash fund in violation of his most basic sense of right and wrong.

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  • Steve considered himself a man of principles but his out-of-control gambling addiction soon had him pilfering money from the petty cash fund in violation of his most basic sense of right and wrong.

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  • I believe that honesty and openness are the two most important principles that my parents taught me growing up in regards to all types of relationships.

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