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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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Upon the person at the head's command, lower or roll the athlete onto the rigid spine board.
They then passed the spine board to four firefighters on the ground.
Moran, a member of the Paradigm Spine Board of Managers, said, "Chris is the ideal person to lead Paradigm Spine's push into US sales operations.
Fire crews brought the man, in his thirties, out on a spine board before he was taken to James Cook University Hospital.
The paramedics put a collar onAdam's neck and he was gently lifted on to a spine board, then carried to the ambulance.
Firefighters first had to break into the site then lower a spine board into the hole to help him.
Paramedics removed the man, who is not thought to be seriously injured, on a spine board.
Coastguard, paramedics and police rushed to the scene and brought the woman to safety on a spine board before the tide came in.
Liam's mother Karen Roberts, 38, said: "He went to the doctors and the next thing he was on a spine board and put in an ambulance.
Rescuers eventually managed to winch him up on a spine board and he was taken to the Royal hospital in Oldham, where he later died.
We now have a world-class spine board to go along with an industry leading technology.