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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
  • They looked like a bunch of street-struttin' kids auditioning for the Grammys, but the principal swears they'll come out of it eventually" "If they don't, there's always the Academy."
    p. 121.4
  • Not unless they've got a bleeding kidney, which to my knowledge, none of our principals show any signs of."
    p. 387.8

There are no more uses of "principal" in 1st to Die.

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