n. pl. prin·cip·i·a (-ē-ə)
A principle, especially a basic one.

[Latin prīncipium; see principle.]
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n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(usually plural) a principle, esp a fundamental one
[C17: Latin: an origin, beginning]
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(prɪnˈsɪp i əm)

n., pl. -cip•i•a (-ˈsɪp i ə)
a basic principle.
[1575–85; < Latin prīncipium founding, beginning, principle]
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