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Any action or conduct that can be turned into a statement of fact.

For example, displaying a car with an odometer reading of ten miles constitutes a representation to a prospective buyer that the car has only been driven ten miles.The term representation is used in reference to any express or implied statement made by one of the parties to a contract to another, regarding a particular fact or circumstance that serves to influence the consummation of the deal.

As applied to the law of Descent and Distribution, representation is the principle by which the issue of an individual who has died inherits the portion of an estate that such person would have taken if he or she had lived.


n. 1) the act of being another's agent. 2) acting as an attorney for a client. 3) a statement of alleged fact either in negotiations or in court. (See: represent)


(Acting for others), noun acting as attorney for, advocacy, agency, agentship, body of deleeates, body of deputies, deputation, rendering legal addice, rendering legal assistance, speaking for another, supplying another's place


(Statement), noun account, assertion of facts, asseveration, declaration, depiction, effigies, explanation, illustration, imago, indication, narration, narrative, portraiture, portrayal, presentation, report, setting forth
Associated concepts: false representation, material repreeentation, misrepresentation, public representation
See also: agency, assertion, brief, color, concept, copy, cross section, declaration, definition, delegation, delineation, deputation, design, designation, disclosure, disguise, duplicate, election, embodiment, example, illustration, indicant, manifestation, model, narration, paraphrase, part, performance, profession, proxy, recital, rendition, resemblance, role, sample, semblance, substitute, suggestion, symbol


1 a statement of fact. A representation should be distinguished from a statement of opinion for many legal purposes, especially in relation to contractual obligations.
2 in the law of succession, the concept by which issue of predeceasing issue of the deceased are entitled to take their deceased ancestor's share.

REPRESENTATION, insurances. A representation is a collateral statement, either by writing not inserted in the policy, or by parol, of such facts or circumstances relative to the proposed adventure, as are necessary to be communicated to the underwriters, to enable them to form a just estimate of the risk.
     2. A representation, like a warranty, may be either affirmative, as where the insured avers the existence of some fact or circumstance which may affect the risk; or promissory, as where he engages the performance of, something executory.
     3. There is a material difference between a representation and a warranty.
     4. A warranty, being a condition upon which the contract is to take effect, is always a part of the written policy, and must appear on the face of it. Marsh. Ins. c. 9, Sec. 2. Whereas a representation is only a matter of collateral information or intelligence on the subject of the voyage insured, and makes no part of the policy. A warranty being in the nature of a condition precedent, must be strictly and literally complied with; but it is sufficient if the representation be true in substance, whether a warranty be material to the risk or not, the insured stakes his claim of indemnity upon the precise truth of it, if it be affirmative, or upon the exact performance of it, if executory; but it is sufficient if a representation be made without fraud, and be not false in any material point, or if it be substantially, though not literally, fulfilled. A false warranty avoids the policy, as being a breach of the condition upon which the contract is to take effect; and the insurer is not liable for any loss though it do not happen in consequence of the breach of the warranty; a false representation is no breach of the contract, but if material, avoids the policy on the ground of fraud, or at least because the insurer has been misled by it. Marsh. Insur. B. 1, c. 10, s. 1; Dougl. R. 247: 4 Bro. P. C. 482.
     See 2 Caines' R. 155; 1 Johns. Cas. 408; 2 Caines' Cas. 173, n.; 3 Johns. Cas. 47; 1 Caines' Rep. 288; 2 Caines' R. 22; Id. 329; Sugd. Vend. 6; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. and Concealment; Misrepresentation.

REPRESENTATION, Scotch law. The name of a plea or statement presented to a lord ordinary of the court of sessions, when his judgment is brought under review.

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The first work in this area was performed by government and academic researchers who examined attorney representation in asylum cases and found that asylum petitioners were much more likely to win their cases when represented by counsel.
For not putting forth the false idea that social representation expresses a duplicate of collective representation, or--in other terms--that social representation has the same structure and same attributes as collective representation, both S.
Moscovici reformulated the concept of collective representation elaborated by E.
4) All representations in S that are P determinately represent their objects as being P.
If all probabilities are non-zero, and if the representations can be replaced such that one object gets a shorter representation and no object gets a longer representation than it had, then memory consumption is reduced.
However, it strictly reduces [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], so Lemmas 3 and 4 guarantee the existence of a better representation system.
De meme quand les filets de leur representation saisissent les aspects institutionnels de la politique, ils saisissent dans le meme temps tous les aspects de la realite europeenne.
Cette etude a montre qu'un message minoritaire (intra-groupe) contrenormatif visant les elements peripheriques de la representation sociale de la chasse chez des chasseurs entrame un changement quantitatif et structural de la representation de la chasse, mais aussi de l'ecologie.
This implies that both representations and practices are subordinate to environmental constraints; it is often difficult to separate both, as representation and practices find themselves in a correspondence relationship most of the time, except when environmental events impose changes in the latter, making them incompatible with the former (Flament, 1994b, 2001).
However, it is necessary to address two topics before presenting the theoretical models on social representation dynamics: cognitive scheme dimensions and structural centrality.

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