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used in As You Like It

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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
  • Can you remember any of the principal evils that he laid to the charge of women?
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The Forest of Arden (80% in)
  • There were none principal; they were all like one another as halfpence are; every one fault seeming monstrous till his fellow fault came to match it.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The Forest of Arden (81% in)

There are no more uses of "principal" in As You Like It.

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