Definitions for principal

Definitions for (noun) principal

Main entry: principal, dealer

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

Main entry: principal, head, head teacher, school principal

Definition: the educator who has executive authority for a school

Usage: she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

Main entry: principal

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

Main entry: principal, star, lead

Definition: an actor who plays a principal role

Main entry: corpus, principal, principal sum

Definition: capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

Main entry: principal

Definition: the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

Definitions for (adj) principal

Main entry: main, master, chief, primary, principal

Definition: most important element

Usage: 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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