a statement of fundamental value, a rule, or belief, that is tied to business objectives and requirements, and establishes constraints on the manner in which [a] business is conducted.
[a] statement of preferred direction or practice. Principles constitute the rules, constraints, and behaviors that a bureau, agency, organization will abide by in its daily activities over a long period of time. Principles are business practices and approaches that the organization chooses to institutionalize to better provide services and information.
A principle is "[a] comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption."