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American Sign Language:  "principle"


The sign for principle, (as in a guiding rule) is similar to signs such as "rule" or "law" that are done on the palm of non-dominant hand.

Hold up your non-dominant "flat-hand" with the palm facing outward and the fingers pointing upward (as if representing a piece of paper.
Touch the thumb-side of your dominant "P" hand the flat upper finger area of the non-dominant hand and then pull the "P-hand" off of the palm a bit as you make a small downward arc with the "P" hand and touch the lower part of the palm.

PRINCIPLE:


 



Here is an example of another signer "Sean Benson, single, Deaf, early 30's" doing the sign for "principle."



 


Also see: RULE
Also see: LAW



Note: The sign PRINCIPLE doesn't mean "principal."  If you mean "principal" (as in the guy who is in charge of the school) then see:  PRINCIPAL


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