Headmaster vs. Principal

Headmaster vs. Principal — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Headmaster and Principal

Headmasternoun

A male school principal.

Principaladjective

Primary; most important.

Smith is the principal architect of this design.The principal cause of the failure was poor planning.

Headmasternoun

presiding officer of a school

Principaladjective

Of or relating to a prince; princely.

Principalnoun

The money originally invested or loaned, on which basis interest and returns are calculated.

A portion of your mortgage payment goes to reduce the principal, and the rest covers interest.

Principalnoun

The chief administrator of a school.

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Principalnoun

The chief executive and chief academic officer of a university or college.

Principalnoun

(legal) A legal person that authorizes another (the agent) to act on one′s behalf; or on whose behalf an agent or gestor in a negotiorum gestio acts.

When an attorney represents a client, the client is the principal who permits the attorney, the client′s agent, to act on the client′s behalf.My principal sells metal shims.

Principalnoun

(legal) The primary participant in a crime.

Principalnoun

(North America) A partner or owner of a business.

Principalnoun

(music) A diapason, a type of organ stop on a pipe organ.

Principalnoun

The construction that gives shape and strength to a roof, generally a truss of timber or iron; or, loosely, the most important member of a piece of framing.

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Principalnoun

The first two long feathers of a hawk's wing.

Principalnoun

One of the turrets or pinnacles of waxwork and tapers with which the posts and centre of a funeral hearse were formerly crowned.

Principalnoun

(obsolete) An essential point or rule; a principle.

Principalnoun

A dancer at the highest rank within a professional dance company, particularly a ballet company.

Principalnoun

(computing) A security principal.

Principalnoun

the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

Principalnoun

the educator who has executive authority for a school;

she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

Principalnoun

an actor who plays a principal role

Principalnoun

capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

Principalnoun

the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account

Principaladjective

most important element;

the chief aim of livingthe main doors were of solid glassthe principal rivers of Americathe principal examplepolicemen were primary targets