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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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Determined to tread the boards on Broadway, he moved to New York City in 1995, where he and his partner Charles have been living together for the last five years, and snagged roles onstage (Jesus Christ Superstar) and on TV (Law and Order: Criminal Intent) as well as in last year's production of the Terrence McNally-scripted Dead Man Walking opera at Lincoln Center.
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You can't tread the boards as long as I did, and expect not to suffer that way," said a resigned Mr Monroe.
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