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Adjective: principal  prin-su-pul
  1. Most important element
    "the principal rivers of America";
    - chief, main, primary, master
Noun: principal  prin-su-pul
  1. The original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
     
  2. The educator who has executive authority for a school
    "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal";
    - school principal, head teacher, head
     
  3. An actor who plays a principal role
    - star, lead
     
  4. Capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
    - corpus, principal sum
     
  5. (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offence, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
     
  6. The major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account
    - dealer

Sounds like: pri

Derived forms: principals

See also: important, of import

Type of: actor, capital, debt, educator, financier, histrion, moneyman, offender, pedagog [US], pedagogue, player, role player, thespian, wrongdoer

Part of: loan

Encyclopedia: Principal, Cape Verde