principle

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Synonyms for principle

Synonyms for principle

a broad and basic rule or truth

moral or ethical strength

Synonyms for principle

a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)

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virtues are in the faculties as proximate principles of supernatural operations.
The faculties are each perfected by their corresponding virtues, which are proximate principles of acts received in the faculties.
Intentionality analysis brings into focus human nature in its spiritual dimensions by specifying the remote and proximate principles of self-transcendence (movement) and integration (rest).