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board

noun bureau, cabinet, commission, consistory, consultative body, council, court, curia, directorate, directorship, governing body, judicatory, management, presidium, tribunal
Associated concepts: advisory boards, board of aldermen, board of arbitrators, board of directors, board of education, board of elections, board of equalization, board of examiners, board of finance, board of health, board of medical examinnrs, board of public works, board of review, board of special inquiry, board of supervisors, board of trade, board of trustees, de facto boards, draft board, local board, maritime board, qualification board, revenue board, welfare board, zoning board
See also: agency, assembly, bench, body, bureau, chamber, commission, committee, council, enter, inhabit, lodge, management, reside

BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts.

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Previously our overhead ratio was distributed across the board," said Bremer.
The trend is one of improvement across the board in performance at GCSE level, with Gateshead taking the regional honours with a 75% pass rate for pupils getting five or more top GCSEs.
On Tuesday, New York stocks were sold across the board, with the Dow index ending below 9,500 for the first time in about five years.
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Murphy, which found that hospitals that downsized across the board by as little as 4 percent were 200 percent more likely to raise patient mortality and morbidity rates.
Second, and worse, COLAs are applied across the board to all pensioners, no matter how lavishly provided for.
Her role at the bank exemplifies Capital One's across the board commitment to top-quality risk management," said Schnall.
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NFU milk chairman Terrig Morgan said that while producers clearly needed the recent increase in retail liquid milk prices, it would not lead to an across the board rise of 2p per litre to all producers.
Many analysts have been surprised at the duration of the present strong real estate cycle and the relative stability the industry appears to be enjoying across the board.
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31 /PRNewswire/ -- Five percent across the board wage increases each year, for the next three years, highlight a new tentative contract agreement between Local 250, the Hospital & Health Care Workers' Union and Kaiser Permanente, the two largest health care organizations in California.