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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In this study, I proposed that message board postings would influence some subjects because they are financial rumors.
Editor's note: The Telegram & Gazette has been experimenting with message boards on, its Web site.
That's because the Internet provides an unprecedented number and variety of meeting places, from message boards to instant messaging to so-called social networking sites such as
This message board style of format has allowed the Nestle subsidiaries to utilize many of the advantages normally associated with a centralized format (shared expertise, economies of scale, etc.) while retaining the flexibility normally found in decentralized credit operations, which is needed for credit offices that serve a diverse range of industries--food and beverages, to cosmetics, to pharmaceutical products.
Today Yardley Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming praised Mr Millington's campaign and said he was aware of the message boards being used with some success in other areas.
Message board comment: Charity beg ins at home and then it spreads!
The message board is accessible to other EZweb users across Japan.
Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell, whose son Barry has served in Iraq, is backing our message board.
The data were collected from an Internet message board that caters to individuals who have pedophilic interests.
Indeed, the possibility of investing perlocutionary force in a message board posting provides direct evidence of the marshalling and deployment of sociocultural agency online.
This one's got a color cover of Senn going nutso, a review of Wowsville record store in NY The Traveling Art Gallery Bowl, Message Board Madness, some musing on the future of skate video interviews with Andy Kessler and Jim Murphy of Wounded Knee and Pat Smith, music and video reviews, and Patrick O'Dell photos.
"Although taking legal action may seem extreme, GIE Media is steadfast in its belief that all of our message board users, as well as our employees, be protected from Internet harassment and personal attacks," says J.