Most often related to subjects of morality or personal conduct, a principle is simply a fundamental rule used to influence action on the part of an individual. 2. An idea so apparently true it needs no persuasion of its merit. 3. Empirically, a statement so regular that it resembles a law.

PRINCIPLE: "The first principle in medicine is do no harm."
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