Well, he double-deals, in essence, he becomes a principal when he should have been an agent.
How tragic that one of her last acts as principal will reward someone who epitomizes that cowardice.
Theodore Sorensen, the principal author of the inaugural speech, died in October.
Both have as his principal rival a senator from New York, and both selected that rival to be secretary of state.
Instead of supporting Hadeel, the principal yields to parental pressure and orders her to back down.
They form one of the principal ingredients of a good time (see Paris).
China is represented at five of the principal nations of the world by ambassadors.
In most savage religions there is a principal deity to whom the others are subordinate.
The principal import is opium, and the principal exports are tea and silk.
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.