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1. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.

Synonyms

  • generalisation
  • yang
  • yin
  • generality
  • pillar
  • rule
  • feng shui

Antonyms

  • yin
  • black
  • light
  • white

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Legal Principle

  • subprincipal
  • principal

2. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a rule or standard especially of good behavior.

Synonyms

  • accounting principle
  • chivalry
  • moral principle
  • value orientation
  • value
  • legal principle
  • judicial principle
  • scruple
  • judicial doctrine
  • value-system
  • Hellenism
  • ethic
  • accounting standard

Antonyms

  • dark
  • underestimate
  • undervalue
  • overestimate

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

3. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a basic truth or law or assumption.

Synonyms

  • basics
  • pleasure-unpleasure principle
  • bedrock
  • insurrectionism
  • dictate
  • fundamental principle
  • basic principle
  • Tao
  • fundamentals
  • conservation
  • natural law
  • pleasure principle
  • pleasure-pain principle
  • law
  • reality principle

Antonyms

  • reality principle
  • importance
  • unimportance
  • worthlessness

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

4. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system.

Synonyms

  • Gresham's Law
  • Le Chatelier's law
  • law of parsimony
  • superposition principle
  • localization
  • law of nature
  • Le Chatelier's principle
  • Le Chatelier principle
  • principle of superposition
  • Occam's Razor
  • principle of liquid displacement
  • superposition
  • mass-action principle
  • localisation of function
  • law
  • Gestalt principle of organization
  • Gestalt law of organization
  • Naegele's rule
  • Ockham's Razor
  • principle of parsimony
  • localization principle
  • mass action
  • localization of function
  • Le Chatelier-Braun principle
  • principle of equivalence
  • localisation principle
  • localisation
  • mass-energy equivalence
  • rule

Antonyms

  • disesteem
  • disrespect
  • look down on
  • lightness

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

5. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature).

Synonyms

  • rationale
  • explanation

Antonyms

  • civil law
  • international law
  • discourtesy

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

6. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] rule of personal conduct.

Synonyms

  • caveat emptor
  • higher law
  • ethic
  • moral principle
  • ethical code
  • precept
  • prescript
  • rule

Antonyms

  • particularity
  • specific
  • individuality
  • nonspecific

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

7. legal

adjective. ['ˈliːgəl'] established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules.

Synonyms

  • sub judice
  • sanctioned
  • legitimate
  • judicial
  • court-ordered
  • ratified
  • statutory
  • legality
  • juristic
  • lawful
  • licit

Antonyms

  • illegality
  • illegitimate
  • illegal
  • unorthodox

Etymology

  • legalis (Latin)
  • lex (Latin)

8. legal

adjective. ['ˈliːgəl'] having legal efficacy or force.

Synonyms

  • effectual
  • valid

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • criminalize
  • outlaw

Etymology

  • legalis (Latin)
  • lex (Latin)

9. legal

adjective. ['ˈliːgəl'] allowed by official rules.

Antonyms

  • unauthorized

Etymology

  • legalis (Latin)
  • lex (Latin)

Sentences with legal-principle


1. Noun Phrase
Premises liability is the legal principle that property owners have some level of accountability for accidents and injuries on their property, or premises.

2. Noun Phrase
The statute of frauds is a long-standing legal principle which requires certain agreements, including real estate contracts, to be in writing.

3. Noun Phrase
Nineteenth-century American courts followed the British legal principle that children born to a married couple legally belonged to the woman's husband, and he was obliged to help support them after a divorce.

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