regulative principle

noun

Definition of regulative principle

: a rule or principle of procedure: such as
a archaic : the principle underlying syllogistic inference or in accordance with which any particular inference is drawn
b : a rule of procedure to which there is no alternative if the desired end is to be secured although it cannot itself assure attainment

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“Regulative principle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regulative%20principle. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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