What is BOARD?

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.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of BOARD helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary