Define: Principal (Sum)

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Definition: Principal (Sum)

Quick Summary of Principal (Sum)

The agreed amount of a loan, on which interest will be charged during the period of the loan.

What is the dictionary definition of Principal (Sum)?

Dictionary Definition

A sum of money lent or invested, on which interest is paid.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Principal (Sum) are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.