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(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"
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An element or ultimate constituent, especially that one on which the distinctive characters of anything depend
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n. [Latin] A. source or origin ; that from which any thing proceeds;-an original faculty or endowment of the soul ;-a fundamental truth or tenet ; an elementary proposition ;-a settled rule of action;-usually, a right role of conduct ;- an original element which characterizes some substance, and from which it may be obtained by analysis.
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