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An individual or other legal person represented by an agent.


The amount of an investment or a loan, excluding any interest.

When the whole of a loan is drawn down at the start, the principal is simply the amount originally borrowed.


The reference amount of a traded financial instrument, used to determine its future cashflows.

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