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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
  • She had come to this office principally because it was an easier commute for her and a slot had come open.
    p. 214.3
  • "Principally the ones kept in Mr. Strauss's office," said Johnson.
    p. 214.4

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