fundamental principle

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Noun1.fundamental principle - principles from which other truths can be derivedfundamental principle - principles from which other truths can be derived; "first you must learn the fundamentals"; "let's get down to basics"
principle - a basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
ABC, ABCs, ABC's, first principle, first rudiment, rudiment, alphabet - the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural); "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry"
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Besides the fundamental principle already hinted at, I demanded the fresh bloom of youth, pearly teeth, glossy ringlets, and the whole list of lovely items, with the utmost delicacy of habits and sentiments, a silken texture of mind, and, above all, a virgin heart.
The fundamental principle on which it rests, that the empire is a community of sovereigns, that the diet is a representation of sovereigns and that the laws are addressed to sovereigns, renders the empire a nerveless body, incapable of regulating its own members, insecure against external dangers, and agitated with unceasing fermentations in its own bowels.
By the fundamental principle of Christianity, the happiness of the individual is interwoven, by innumerable and imperceptible ties, with that of his contemporaries.
That the investigation of the fundamental principles of government was deeply implicated in these dissensions is evident from the immortal work of Grotius, upon the rights of war and peace, which undoubtedly originated from them.
It was a fundamental principle of the Gradgrind philosophy that everything was to be paid for.
This fundamental principle of human speech was markedly exhibited in Mr.
These were by far the most dangerous, for as the power of comparison is the fundamental principle of reasoning, so they were able to compare their lot with that of the few other men they had seen, and with the help of von Horn to partially appreciate the horrible wrong that had been done them.
It is evident that no other form would be reconcilable with the genius of the people of America; with the fundamental principles of the Revolution; or with that honorable determination which animates every votary of freedom, to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.
Among his fundamental principles are the ideas that a beneficent God has created the world and its beauty directly for man's use and pleasure; that all true art and all true life are service of God and should be filled with a spirit of reverence; that art should reveal truth; and that really great and good art can spring only from noble natures and a sound national life.
In order to respond to the question why public prosecutor breached the fundamental principle which anticipates equality before the law means determining the true motives for his actions.
"The unity of the country is a fundamental principle stipulated in the Constitution together with the equal status of all citizens of the country pursuant the principle of multi-ethnicity and guarantees the rights of all citizens.
No state can claim almost an entire sea contrary to this fundamental principle and maritime limits,' Carpio said.

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