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BOARD Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A committee of persons organized under authority of law in order to exercise certain authorities, have oversight or control of certain matters, or discharge certain functions of a magisterial, representative, or fiduciary character. Thus, “board of aldermen,” “board of health,” “board of directors,” “board of works.” Also lodging, food, entertainment, furnished to a guest at an inn or boarding- house.


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