principled
adjective Date: 1642 exhibiting, based on, or characterized by principle — often used in combination

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Principled — Principle Prin ci*ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Principled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Principling}.] To equip with principles; to establish, or fix, in certain principles; to impress with any tenet, or rule of conduct, good or ill. [1913 Webster] Governors… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • principled — [[t]prɪ̱nsɪp(ə)ld[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe someone as principled, you approve of them because they have strong moral principles. She was a strong, principled woman... You have to take a principled stand …   English dictionary

  • -principled — prin|ci|pled «PRIHN suh puhld», adjective. having principles; that is so or such on principle: »She was firm and very principled. principled, combining form. having a principle or principles: »High principled = having high principles …   Useful english dictionary

  • principled — adjective 1 having a strong belief about what is morally right and wrong: a principled woman 2 based on truths, beliefs or morals: a principled distinction between physical and emotional injury …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • principled — /prin seuh peuhld/, adj. imbued with or having moral principles (often used in combination): high principled. [1635 45; PRINCIPLE + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • principled — adjective Based on, having or manifesting principles. Governors should be well principled …   Wiktionary

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