coprincipal

noun
co·​prin·​ci·​pal | \ ˌkō-ˈprin(t)-s(ə-)pəl How to pronounce coprincipal (audio) \
variants: or co-principal
plural coprincipals or co-principals

Definition of coprincipal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

coprincipal

adjective
variants: or co-principal

Definition of coprincipal (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of coprincipal

Noun

1741, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1741, in the meaning defined above

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“Coprincipal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coprincipal. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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