Meaning of PRINCIPAL in English

PRINCIPAL

( a. )

Highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree; most considerable or important; chief; main; as, the principal officers of a Government; the principal men of a state; the principal productions of a country; the principal arguments in a case.

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