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late 14c., "origin, source, beginning; rule of conduct; axiom, basic assumption; elemental aspect of a craft or discipline," from Anglo-French principle , Old French principe "origin, cause, principle," from Latin principium (plural principia ) "a beginning, commencement, origin, first part," in plural "foundation, elements," from princeps (see prince ). Used absolutely for (good or moral) principle from 1650s. It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them. [Adlai Stevenson, speech, New York City, Aug. 27, 1952] Scientific sense of "general law of nature" is recorded from 1802. The English -l- apparently is by analogy of participle , etc.

Middle English, from Middle French principe, principle , from Old French, from Latin principium beginning, from princip-, princeps initiator — more at prince

The purpose of "comply or explain" is to "let the market decide" whether a set of standards is appropriate for individual companies. Since a company may deviate from the standard, this approach rejects the view that "one size fits all", but because of the requirement of disclosure of explanations to market investors, anticipates that if investors do not accept a company's explanations, then investors will sell their shares, hence creating a "market sanction", rather than a legal one. The concept was first introduced after the recommendations of the Cadbury Report of 1992.


Explain the principle of radioactive dating

Explain the principle of radioactive dating