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One who has charge of a corporation and control of its business, or of its branch establishments, divisions, or departments, and who is vested with a certain amount of discretion and independent judgment. A person chosen or appointed to manage, direct, or administer the affairs of another person or of a business, sports team, or the like. The designation of manager implies general power and permits reasonable inferences that the employee so designated is invested with the general conduct and control of the employer's business.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

MANAGER. A person, appointed or elected to manage the affairs of another, but the term is more usually applied to those officers of a corporation who are authorized to manage its affairs. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 190.
     2. In banking corporations these officers are commonly called directors, and the power to conduct the affairs of the company, is vested in a board of directors. In other private corporations, such as railroad companies, canal, coal companies, and the like, these officers are called managers. Being agents, when their authority is limited, they have no power to bind their principal beyond such authority. 17 Mass. R. 29; 1 Greenl. R. 81.
     3. The persons appointed on the part of the house of representatives to prosecute impeachments before the senate, are called managers.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We all went through that devastating period in the early 1990s where we got confused between leadership and managership. We got confused between the difference between the process and the product.
Peter Beardsley had been taken to Carlisle by Pop's old Fairs Cup pal Bob Moncur but was now operating alongside Robson under the managership of Bob Stokoe.
Richard Bevan, the extremely mediaconscious chief executive of the League Managers' Association, wasn't slow in labelling the Chelsea hierarchy's managership record an "embarrassment", but remained reticent, nay totally tight-lipped, over the shameful conduct of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew during the North East derby.
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HAPPY Sunderland owner Ellis Short, right, is pleased with the progress on the pitch made by the Black Cats under the managership of Steve Bruce, below, in the last 18 months
Last year Swansea Council placed the Grand Theatre on a list of all indoor leisure centres being reviewed for possible new managership arrangements with some possibly going to trusts or even private ownership.
NEVILLE POWELL dedicated Bangor City's biggest league win under his managership to first-team captain James Brewerton, who is recovering from a leg operation.
He spent 14 years as a Studley player under the managership of his father John at the Beehive, and the family bonds are still strong with brother Glenn his No 2.
After signing for Swansea City under the managership of John Toshack, he was one of the stars of the 1980s team that rose from the Fourth Division to the top of the old First Division.
One of the most established features of Fulham's play during Chris Coleman's managership has been that they have consistently performed less well in the corner supremacy market than we would have anticipated from their record in the goals supremacy market - normally there is a relationship between these things.
"That was the best result under my managership. However, we have played better football and lost games." Scott Vernon scored a last-minute consolation for Blackpool.
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