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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Principle as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 31 answers for the crossword clue 'Principle', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Principle a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Principle as an answer itself some 43 times.

Principle is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Monday, 29 November 2021 with the answer being TENET, we also found TENET to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
  • (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"
  • A rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
  • A basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works"
  • Rule of personal conduct
  • A rule or standard especially of good behavior; "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

The compass point midway between northeast and east

The branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

4 Letters

BASE Surinder Sobti
Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"

FORM Surinder Sobti
A printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"

LINE Surinder Sobti
The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"

MEAN Surinder Sobti
Characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

NORM Surinder Sobti
A statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"

PAR Surinder Sobti

(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems; "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"

SAKE Surinder Sobti
A reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"

TEST Surinder Sobti
Achieve a certain score or rating on a test; "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"

5 Letters

ADAGE Surinder Sobti
A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

(logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

BASIC Surinder Sobti
(usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

A complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

A religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

The principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; "the Puritan ethic"; "a person with old-fashioned values"

HONOR Surinder Sobti
The state of being honored

The idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

A saying that is widely accepted on its own merits


A religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

TRUTH Surinder Sobti
The quality of being near to the true value; "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"

USAGE Surinder Sobti
The act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"

6 Letters

RECIPE Surinder Sobti
Directions for making something

SAYING Surinder Sobti
A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"

7 Letters

Rule of personal conduct

8 Letters

APHORISM Surinder Sobti
A short pithy instructive saying

ATTITUDE Surinder Sobti
A theatrical pose created for effect; "the actor struck just the right attitude"

The ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"

9 Letters

(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"

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