- a principle.
Origin of principium
Related Words for principiumregulation, proposal, rule, ethic, foundation, doctrine, basis, truth, proposition, precept, assumption, fundamental, convention, axiom, component, element, principle, factor, law, cornerstone
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Historical Examples of principium
Such a one has broken the fetters of the principium individuationis.The Basis of Morality
He traces back its origin to God himself—ab Jove principium.What is Property?
P. J. Proudhon
Aiunt hretici temporis nostri quod duo sunt principia rerum, principium lucis et principium tenebrarum, &c.
Thus, the general rule would be to begin with Homer: a Jove principium.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone
The principium or perfection of cognition is to be found in the immediate proposition, true per se.Aristotle
- (usually plural) a principle, esp a fundamental one