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noun principal pronunciation in British English /ˈprɪnsəp(ə)l/
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singularprincipal
pluralprincipals
  1. 1
    [countable] the main actor, dancer, singer etc in a performance
    The show had eight principals and more than twenty dancers.
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  2. 2
    [countable] British the head of a college or university
    the Principal of Glasgow University
  3. 4
    [countable] legal a person or organization that has someone to represent them in legal and business matters
    Her interests might conflict with those of her principals.

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