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Principle
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11 April 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.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

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 Tuesday, 13 April 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

ENE
The compass point midway between northeast and east

LAW
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
A support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"

FORM Surinder Sobti
The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

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

RULE
(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
Examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"

5 Letters

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

AXIOM
(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

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

DOGMA
A religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

ETHIC
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

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

MAXIM
A saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

RULES

TENET
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 customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written; "English usage"; "a usage borrowed from French"

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

PRECEPT
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"

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

9 Letters

RATIONALE
(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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