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having or exercising authority

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the main performer in a theatrical production

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the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

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the educator who has executive authority for a school

capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

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(criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement

the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange

most important element

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He came back presently and said his principal was charmed with the idea of brickbats at three-quarters of a mile, but must decline on account of the danger to disinterested parties passing between them.
I have the honor to say that my principal strenuously objects to the hour chosen, and begs you will consent to change it to half past nine.
Any courtesy, sir, which it is in our power to extend is at the service of your excellent principal.
I spoke several times to my principal, but I judge he was not aware of it, for he always referred to his note-book and muttered absently, "I die that France might live.
These preliminaries being ended, I went to my principal and asked him if he was ready.
I now returned to my principal, and was distressed to observe that he had lost a good deal of his spirit.
This speech had so good an effect that my principal immediately stretched forth his hand and said, "I am myself again; give me the weapon.
Yet we find not only this express exception, with respect to the members of the irferior courts, but that the chief magistrate, with his executive council, are appointable by the legislature; that two members of the latter are triennially displaced at the pleasure of the legislature; and that all the principal offices, both executive and judiciary, are filled by the same department.
The constitution of North Carolina, which declares "that the legislative, executive, and supreme judicial powers of government ought to be forever separate and distinct from each other," refers, at the same time, to the legislative department, the appointment not only of the executive chief, but all the principal officers within both that and the judiciary department.
Surely, at this day, with us of Europe, the vantage of strength at sea (which is one of the principal dowries of this kingdom of Great Britain) is great; both because most of the kingdoms of Europe, are not merely inland, but girt with the sea most part of their compass; and because the wealth of both Indies seems in great part, but an accessory to the command of the seas.
As a matter of fact I did not need the map at all, since the principal landmark of the first half of my journey, a gi-gantic mountainpeak, was plainly visible from Sari, though a good hundred miles away.
Then Glaucon resumes his place of principal respondent; but he has a difficulty in apprehending the higher education of Socrates, and makes some false hits in the course of the discussion.
The regular distribution of power into distinct departments; the introduction of legislative balances and checks; the institution of courts composed of judges holding their offices during good behavior; the representation of the people in the legislature by deputies of their own election: these are wholly new discoveries, or have made their principal progress towards perfection in modern times.
I have thought it proper to quote at length these interesting passages, because they contain a luminous abridgment of the principal arguments in favor of the Union, and must effectually remove the false impressions which a misapplication of other parts of the work was calculated to make.
Researchers on the job of principal have discussed the increasing complex nature of educational leadership.
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