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principle
British English: /ˈprɪnsɪp(ə)l/
American English: /ˈprɪnsəpəl/

Translation of principle in French:

noun

  • 1 (basic tenet) run on socialist principles
    géré selon des principes socialistes
  • 2 (rule of conduct) to be against somebody's principles
    être contraire aux principes de quelqu'un
    to do de faire
    to have high principles
    avoir beaucoup de principes
    on principle it's the principle of the thing, it's a point of principle
    c'est pour le principe
    a woman of principle
    une femme de principes
    to make it a principle to do
    avoir pour principe de faire
  • 3 (scientific law) it relies on the principle that water evaporates
    cela repose sur le principe que l'eau s'évapore
    to get back to first principles
    repartir sur des bases concrètes
    in principle
    en principe

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