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Overview of noun principal

The noun principal has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (12) principal

(the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated)

2. (2) principal, school principal, head teacher, head

(the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal")

3. (1) star, principal, lead

(an actor who plays a principal role)

4. principal, corpus, principal sum

(capital as contrasted with the income derived from it)

5. principal

((criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement)

6. principal, dealer

(the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account)


Overview of adj principal

The adj principal has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (19) chief, main, primary, principal, master

(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")

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