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principle

1. noun belief or rule that influences how sth is done2. noun idea or rule that forms part of the basis of sth3. noun moral rule or belief4. noun morally correct behaviour5. noun SCI scientific or natural law
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1 noun belief or rule that influences how sth is doneprionsabal masc1  c m uit's a fundamental principle of law is bunphrionsabal dlí éthe same principle applies to funding tá an prionsabal céanna i gceist le maoiniúbased on the principle that ... bunaithe ar an bprionsabal go ...; ar an mbonn go ... 2 noun idea or rule that forms part of the basis of sthprionsabal masc1  c m uonce you learn a few basic principles nuair a bhíonn roinnt bunphrionsabal foghlamtha agatboth countries share the same democratic principles tá na prionsabail daonlathais chéanna ag an dá thírthe principles behind the design na prionsabail is bonn leis an dearadhconsensus principle prionsabal na comhtholacore principle croíphrionsabalguiding principle treoirphrionsabal
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3 noun moral rule or beliefprionsabal masc1  c m ushe stuck to her principles d'fhan sí dílis dá prionsabail, níor thréig sí a cuid prionsabalhe had no principles ní raibh prionsabal ar bith aige, ní raibh aon scrupall ann, ní raibh aon choinsias aigeit's against my principles to eat meat tá sé in aghaidh mo chuid prionsabal feoil a itheI made it a principle never to read that paper tá sé ina phrionsabal agam gan an nuachtán sin a léamhit's a point of principle ceist phrionsabail is ea é, tá prionsabal i gceisthe won't go as a matter of principle ní rachaidh sé ann ar bhonn prionsabail, ní ligfeadh a choinsias dó dul ann 4 noun morally correct behaviourprionsabáltacht fem3  c m ushe was a woman of principle bean phrionsabálta ba ea í, bean mhór prionsabal a bhí inti 5 noun SCI scientific or natural lawprionsabal masc1  c m uthe principles of physics prionsabail na fisiceprinciple of least energy prionsabal an íosfhuinnimhArchimedes' principle prionsabal Airciméidéasscientific principle prionsabal eolaíochta
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in principle

1 in theoryi bprionsabalgo teoiriciúil 2 as a general idea or proposali bprionsabalgo ginearálta

on principle

ar bhonn prionsabailar phrionsabal

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