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    principal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word principal

    (noun) the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated Definition
    (noun) the educator who has executive authority for a school
    Example Sentence
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal
    (noun) an actor who plays a principal role
    Synonyms : lead , star
    (noun) capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
    Synonyms : corpus , principal sum
    (noun) (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement Definition
    (noun) the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account
    Synonyms : dealer
    (adj) most important element
    Synonyms : chief , main , master , primary
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for principal

Principle or principal? The princiPAL is your pal. The princiPLE is: "ruLE".

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