body of representatives

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It is only right of course that the people should elect a body of representatives who will decide questions of supplies and of taxation; this institution has always existed, under the sway of the most tyrannous ruler no less than under the sceptre of the mildest of princes.
When a body of representatives that Karzai recently convened voted in favor of Afghanistan entering into the BSA with the United States, Karzai walked out of the meeting and has since gone against the wishes of that majority.
When a body of representatives that President Karzai recently convened voted in favor of Afghanistan entering into the BSA with the United States, President Karzai walked out of the meeting and has since gone against the wishes of that majority.
How has having such a large body of representatives been productive?
The Arkansas Basin Roundtable, a multi-disciplinary body of representatives from throughout the region, has identified this alternative to permanent dry-up of farmland as the preferred method to address the looming municipal water supply gap along the Front Range of Colorado.
Would you like to have one decision making body of representatives, or 2, as in other countries?
The Castaic Area Town Council is a body of representatives from the unincorporated regions north of Santa Clarita.
Judges, not an elected body of representatives, are increasingly making laws in Canada, as may soon be the case with the definition of marriage.
The Council of 16, so called because it has 16 members, is a tripartite body of representatives from the International Union of Superiors General, the umbrella group for women's congregations; the Union of Superiors General, the companion body for men; and the Vatican congregation overseeing religious life.
The JWG is a pan-European body of representatives from all sectors of the financial services industry; it is a primary industry reference point for the business processes impacted by MiFID.