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Principle / Principal

Principle is a noun meaning "standard or rule of personal conduct." [CED]:

Honesty as a principle has its own rewards.

Principal is an adjective meaning "of the first rank or importance":

Karen Kain was the principal dancer of the Canadian National Ballet.

Principal is also used as a noun meaning "the head of a group, etc.":

The Principal spoke to us in the auditorium.