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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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Second, the lack of proper education, political consciousness and an effective, efficient and transparent justice system also created the monster of corruption and prevented across the board accountability.
"There is a need to cut down the number of games right across the board.
And if you're still worried about losing precious seconds fiddling with the camera's other functions, be assured that the button response time has been improved across the board to initiate power on and off, recording and playback.
While there have been changes across the board for FDEP's risk-based values, those for arsenic are of the greatest interest to C&D recyclers, because treated lumber and other sources can introduce trace amounts of arsenic to RSM.
The national average deficiency rate was 6.2 per nursing home, ranging from 2.9 deficiencies per facility in Vermont to 11.2 in California; across the board, the proportion of nursing homes with deficiencies, the total number of deficiencies, and the number of deficiencies in categories directly related to quality of care have all increased since 1998.
Peter's Square." But that excuse "will not wash with the authorities who insist their ban (punishable by a $30 fine) applies across the board. But enforcement is a problem as [Vatican] police are not allowed to enter the press office in uniform.
Opposition congresses in Mexico and Chile have stymied changes across the board. Whatever the outcome of the Brazilian elections this month, continued privatization, deregulation and economic opening will be a tough sell.
Many auditors feel that it is easier to assess risk across the board at maximum and perform substantive tests.
"Student reaction was very favorable across the board," said Joanne Lindstrom, AICPA Pre-Test Technical Manager.
We are already cheaper than many Division Two sides and therefore, if we stay in this division, then a pounds 1 increase across the board is effectively nothing.
At the same time, IMPERYS implemented an across the board price increase on all paper grades of kaolin.