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principal
used in Nothing but the Truth

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Definition
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
  • Conversation between Philip Malloy and George Brookover, Principal of Washington Academy
    p. 176.1
  • The Principal, or in his stead the Assistant Principal, or in his stead a designated member of the faculty, will say, "Good morning to all students, faculty, and staff.
    p. 1.3
  • The Principal, or in his stead the Assistant Principal, or in his stead a designated member of the faculty, will say, "Good morning to all students, faculty, and staff.
    p. 1.3
  • Please consult Book of Days in Principal's office for appropriate references.
    p. 1.6
  • Assistant Principal
    p. 2.9
  • INTERCOM VOICE OF DR. GERTRUDE DOANE, HARRISON HIGH PRINCIPAL:
    p. 6.2
  • FROM: DR. JOSEPH PALLENI, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
    p. 9.3
  • DR. JOSEPH PALLENI Assistant Principal
    p. 9.9
  • TO: DR. GERTRUDE DOANE, PRINCIPAL, HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
    p. 14.2
  • FROM: DR. GERTRUDE DOANE, PRINCIPAL, HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
    p. 20.2
  • INTERCOM VOICE OF DR. GERTRUDE DOANE, HARRISON HIGH PRINCIPAL: Good morning to all students, faculty, and staff.
    p. 34.9
  • INTERCOM VOICE OF DR. GERTRUDE DOANE, HARRISON HIGH PRINCIPAL: Good morning to all students, faculty, and staff.
    p. 49.3
  • Conversation between Philip Malloy and Dr. Joseph Palleni, Assistant Principal, Harrison High
    p. 50.4
  • Conversation between Margaret Narwin and Dr. Gertrude Doane, Principal, Harrison High
    p. 54.5
  • PHILIP MALLOY: To the assistant principal's office.
    p. 57.4
  • PHILIP MALLOY: Assistant principal.
    p. 57.5
  • My principal is different.
    p. 58.7
  • INTERCOM VOICE OF DR. GERTRUDE DOANE, HARRISON HIGH PRINCIPAL: Good morning to all students, faculty, and staff.
    p. 59.1
  • Report to the principal's office.
    p. 60.4
  • Conversation between Philip Malloy and Dr. Joseph Palleni, Assistant Principal, Harrison High
    p. 60.6
  • DR. PALLENI: This is Dr. Palleni, assistant principal at Harrison High.
    p. 65.3
  • MRS. MALLOY: It was the principal.
    p. 67.4
  • FROM: DR. JOSEPH PALLENI, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
    p. 68.3
  • DR. JOSEPH PALLENI Assistant Principal
    p. 68.9
  • FROM: DR. JOSEPH PALLENI, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
    p. 72.5
  • FROM: DR. JOSEPH PALLENI, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
    p. 73.3
  • TO: DR. GERTRUDE DOANE, PRINCIPAL
    p. 74.2
  • FROM: DR. JOSEPH PALLENI, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
    p. 74.3
  • Then Joe Palleni (assistant principal) felt compelled to suspend him for a bit, something I never believe is productive.
    p. 78.5
  • MRS. MALLOY: The principal said it was a rule.
    p. 80.2
  • PHILIP MALLOY: Ma, he's the assistant principal.
    p. 80.3
  • MR. MALLOY: The principal.
    p. 82.2
  • PHILIP MALLOY: Assistant principal.
    p. 82.2
  • The principal even admitted it to my wife.
    p. 85.1
  • PHILIP MALLOY: Assistant principal.
    p. 85.1
  • MR. MALLOY: The principal admitted it.
    p. 85.9
  • Phone Conversation between Jennifer Stewart of the Manchester Record and Dr. Gertrude Doane, Principal, Harrison High
    p. 88.5
  • STEWART: Isn't that something—a suspension—that as principal you would know something about?
    p. 89.2
  • DR. DOANE: Discipline problems are usually in the hands of my assistant principal, Dr. Palleni.
    p. 89.4
  • But I repeat: discipline problems of a minor nature are handled by my assistant principal.
    p. 90.9
  • I'm doing a story— I've already spoken with your superintendent, Dr. Seymour, and your principal, Dr. Doane—
    p. 92.5
  • STEWART: Now your principal, Dr. Doane, says that you are in charge of discipline in the school.
    p. 92.9
  • STEWART: I spoke to your superintendent, your principal, and your assistant principal, as well as Philip Malloy and his father.
    p. 94.6
  • STEWART: I spoke to your superintendent, your principal, and your assistant principal, as well as Philip Malloy and his father.
    p. 94.6
  • MISS NARWIN: I think you need to speak to our principal.
    p. 95.7
  • School principal Dr. Gertrude Doane, who admits that Philip has no previous bad marks on his record, saw the issue only as one of discipline, and referred all questions regarding school policy to Dr. Joseph Palleni, assistant principal.
    p. 99.8
  • School principal Dr. Gertrude Doane, who admits that Philip has no previous bad marks on his record, saw the issue only as one of discipline, and referred all questions regarding school policy to Dr. Joseph Palleni, assistant principal.
    p. 99.9
  • MR. DUVAL: Is this Miss Doane, principal of Harrison High School?
    p. 113.1
  • But on the second and third occasions, he refused and was sent to Assistant Principal Joe Palleni for discipline.
    p. 120.3
  • Dr. Palleni, following his principal's guidelines, therefore suspended Philip Malloy from class for two days in hopes that he would learn to show proper respect toward the national anthem, school, teacher, and fellow students.
    p. 120.6
  • PHILIP MALLOY: The principal?
    p. 122.6
  • Principal
    p. 129.9
  • TO: PRINCIPAL, HARRISON HIGH
    p. 131.1
  • On the second and third occasions, he repeated his disrespectful acts, and when he refused to stop, he was—as a matter of course—sent to Assistant Principal Dr. Joseph Palleni for discipline.
    p. 132.8
  • INTERCOM VOICE OF DR. GERTRUDE DOANE, HARRISON HIGH PRINCIPAL: Good morning to all students, faculty, and staff.
    p. 150.1
  • Let me quote from a letter she wrote—this was to her principal—just a few weeks ago—I can't give you a copy, you understand—privacy and all—
    p. 156.7
  • For instance, at one point, Dr. Doane—your principal— told me you were one of the district's best teachers.
    p. 166.7
  • Ask my principal if that's not so.
    p. 172.8

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