TeachMeFinance.com - explain principal
the amount borrowed from a lender; doesn't include interest
or additional fees.
Principal -- The loan amount borrowed from a lender, not including interest or additional fees.
principal -- (1) the capital sum of a loan. The amount of borrowed funds to be repaid. (2) an individual or firm buying or selling for his (her/its) own account.
Principal -- The capital sum upon which interest is payable ; also, the one who employs a broker or other agent. A principal is responsible for the act of an agent, but an agent who exceeds his authority renders himself personally liable. A person who has given money to his own agent to be delivered to his creditor cannot set up the claim that he has paid his creditor unless the money actually reaches the creditor. In other words, while the money is in the control of the agent of the debtor it is at the debtor's risk and it cannot be charged against the creditor any more than if it remained in the debtor's own hands. For additional information see Agent.
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