How tragic that one of her last acts as principal will reward someone who epitomizes that cowardice.
Both have as his principal rival a senator from New York, and both selected that rival to be secretary of state.
A childhood friend of mine is currently employed as the principal of a religious school in the north of Israel.
The principal, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, takes offense.
The laws that govern how schools are run constrain the ability of the principal to run the school well.
They form one of the principal ingredients of a good time (see Paris).
He is far below Halbert in position, and that is the principal thing.
In most savage religions there is a principal deity to whom the others are subordinate.
What ought to be the principal view of a good wife in adorning her person.
The world's principal source for pumice is the Lipari Islands, Italy.
c.1300, "main, principal, chief, dominant, most important;" also "great, large," from Old French principal "main, most important," of persons, "princely, high-ranking" (11c.), from Latin principalis "first in importance; original, primitive," from princeps (see prince).
c.1300, "ruler, governor;" also "main part;" from principal (adj.) or from or influenced by noun uses in Old French and Latin. From mid-14c. in the sense of "money on which interest is paid;" 1827 as "person in charge of a public school," though meaning "head of a college or hall" was in English from mid-15c.
The original amount of money lent, not including profits and interest.