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An individual who stands in the place of another.

With respect to Constitutional Law, a representative is an individual chosen by the electorate to serve as its spokesperson in a legislative body, such as the Senate or House of Representatives.

A Personal Representative is an individual who is named in a will, or appointed by a probate court, to supervise the distribution of property remaining after another individual's death.


1) n. an agent. 2) in probate law, a generic term for an executor or administrator of the estate of person who has died, generally referred to as the "personal representative." 3) adj. typical, as "these pictures are representative of the conditions at the job site."


adjective acting, adumbrative, agential, characteristic, connotative, denotative, depictive, deputed, distinctive, emblematic, exemplary, faithful, figurative, graphic, graphical, illustrative, indicative, indicatory, representational, sample, standard, symbolic, symbolical, typical
Associated concepts: representative action, representative capacity, representative suit


(Example), noun exemplar, model, paragon, sample, specimen, symbol, typical example, typpcal instance


(Proxy), noun agent, barrister, broker, counsel, delegate, deputy, emissary, envoy, go-between, lawyer, messenger, middle man, solicitor, spokesman, substitution, trustee, vicarius
Associated concepts: lawful representative, legal repreeentative
See also: acting, advocate, agent, broad, broker, case, conduit, congruous, counselor, delegate, demonstrative, deputy, descriptive, employee, epitome, example, exemplary, factor, functionary, general, illustrative, indicant, instance, intermediary, lawmaker, legislator, liaison, nominee, normal, ordinary, plenipotentiary, politician, proctor, procurator, proxy, realistic, regular, replacement, sample, separate, several, specimen, spokesman, substitute, surrogate, typical, usual

REPRESENTATIVE. One who represents or is in the place of another.
     2. In legislation, it signifies one who has been elected a member of that branch of the legislature called the house of representatives.
     3. A representative of a deceased person, sometimes called a "personal representative," or legal personal representative," is one who is executor or administrator of the person described. 6 Madd. 159; 5 yes. 402.

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Representatively, in his 1873 Studies in the History of the Renaissance, Pater has little respect for what he calls the "mere antiquarianism" of seeking correct attributions (78).
Investigating and identifying disagreement is certainly important and should be examined diligently, but recognizing and acknowledging agreement representatively is equally, if not more important, especially considering that individuals of different races are more likely to interact when commonalities are emphasized.
Our subject can be more representatively explored, I think, by reflecting on courtly custom and literary expression in the courts of three monarchs, one each from the twelfth, fourteenth, and sixteenth centuries.
The untitled sculptures (all works 2009), presented on strategically discordant plinths laminated with high-finish wood veneers like modernist stereo cabinetry, were anthropomorphized tangles of Chippendale cabrioles--alternately wriggling and lolling, they read like casualties of wayward butchering or some unspecified teratogenic mishap, as, for instance, in the representatively queasy evocation of both surplus limbs and animal carcasses in Untitled (legs) #15.
Giebel A, Wendroth O, Reuter HI, Kersebaum K-C, Schwarz J (2006) How representatively can we sample soil mineral nitrogen?
Every subject needed to identify 4 pictures; the 4 pictures were randomly selected from all the 8 pictures, which made the data more representatively.
Representatively, this respondent wanted to keep her children on a path toward realizing their dreams: "If I have money I will expand my business to sell groundnuts (peanuts) and rice beans in large quantities so that l can sponsor my children properly" (i.
The alternative to speaking for myself representatively .
From this perspective, Philips, a writer whose career was based in Wales and latterly Ireland, can be read not as the archetypal English coterie writer but rather as representatively archipelagic.
Ellis's new black artist must wed traditional black folkloric culture with mainstream general popular culture in order to articulate a black voice that can speak representatively for African American culture in the post-1980s era.
25,38) Their analysis representatively sampled hundreds of programs from 10 of the most frequently watched channels, including at least four episodes of each program covered in our survey,: Each episode was parsed into distinct scenes, and researchers coded the presence of any sexual behavior (physical flirting, passionate kissing, intimate touching, and implied or depicted intercourse) and sexual talk (e.
Second, the sample was balanced in gender, representatively diverse, and drawn from eight schools and four school districts.

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