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principled adj : based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality; "principled pragmatism and unprincipled expediency"; "a principled person" [ant: unprincipled]

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  1. Based on, having or manifesting principles.
    Governors should be well principled. --L'Estrange.


having principles

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