Main Entry: prinĚciĚple
Pronunciation: 'prin(t)-s(&-)p&l, -s&-b&l
Etymology: Middle English, modification of Middle French principe,
from Latin principium beginning, from princip-, princeps initiator --
more at PRINCE
Date: 14th century
1 a : a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption b
(1) : a rule or code of conduct (2) : habitual devotion to right
principles c : the laws or facts of nature
underlying the working of an artificial device
2 : a primary source : ORIGIN
3 a : an underlying faculty or endowment b : an ingredient (as a chemical) that
exhibits or imparts a characteristic quality
4 capitalized, Christian Science : a divine principle : GOD
- in principle : with respect to fundamentals
usage Although nearly every handbook and many dictionaries warn
against confusing principle and principal, many people still do.
Principle is only a noun; principal is both adjective and noun. If
you are unsure which noun you want, read the definitions in this
Policeman: RM20 payment is quite little for all the kicks and
bruises that me and my friends give you.
DemoGuy: I am here because I am seeking for justice and a better
Malaysia. No amount of money can make someone risk getting
beaten like a dog by you guys...you might as well make
a story that I was paid RM2000. I am brave enough to
voice my discontent because I have principles that I
Policeman: Principle? Is that a sort of devident of interest
DemoGuy : haha yeah, that too...you can make a money out of your
principles. Just look at Hishamuddin Hussin. His
principle is the principle of "yes, yes and more yesses".
But he makes his living mostly on his principle of
"amplifying the boss". If the boss says 1,2,3 he would
amplify the message to 4,5,6,7,8,9....