Meaning of principal

Definition of principal

(adj) most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"
(noun) the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
an actor who plays a principal role
capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
(criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account

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