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co·​prin·​ci·​pal ˌkō-ˈprin(t)-s(ə-)pəl How to pronounce coprincipal (audio)
variants or co-principal
plural coprincipals or co-principals
: a person who is one of two or more principals
With Congress, Gore appears to have been more observer and fixer, and occasionally strategist, than actual coprincipal, but that is a judgment from afar.Richard E. Neustadt


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variants or co-principal
: sharing principal status with another
… two faculty members are serving as co-principal investigators on a project …Indiana University Northwest News

Examples of coprincipal in a Sentence

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Dambisa Moyo, economist, author, coprincipal at Versaca Investments, and board member at Chevron and 3M, told the Next Gen audience about her seven-year effort to land a directorship. Claire Zillman, Fortune, 25 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use


1741, in the meaning defined above


1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coprincipal was in 1741

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“Coprincipal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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