used in The Great Gatsby
only 1 use
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most important; or person who is most important
The exact meaning of principal
can depend upon its context. For example:
- "the principal idea" or "the principal performer" — the most important
- "the principal of the school" — the person in charge
- "a principal of a company" — an owner or person with controlling authority
- "the principal in a transaction" (as contrasted to the agent) — the person on whose behalf an agent acts
- The young Greek, Michaelis, who ran the coffee joint beside the ashheaps was the principal witness at the inquest.
principal = most important
There are no more uses of "principal" in The Great Gatsby.