'Principal' in the Bible
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.
Wail, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow in ashes , ye principal of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and ye shall fall like a goodly vessel.
And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Jehovah layeth waste their pasture.
And this man'shall be our peace. When the Assyrian shall come into our land, and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him:
And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they besought him,
So on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and they were entered into the place of hearing with the chief captains and principal men of the city, at the command of Festus Paul was brought in.