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Representative

An individual who stands in the place of another.

With respect to Constitutional Law, a representative is an individual chosen by the electorate to serve as its spokesperson in a legislative body, such as the Senate or House of Representatives.

A Personal Representative is an individual who is named in a will, or appointed by a probate court, to supervise the distribution of property remaining after another individual's death.

representative

1) n. an agent. 2) in probate law, a generic term for an executor or administrator of the estate of person who has died, generally referred to as the "personal representative." 3) adj. typical, as "these pictures are representative of the conditions at the job site."

representative

adjective acting, adumbrative, agential, characteristic, connotative, denotative, depictive, deputed, distinctive, emblematic, exemplary, faithful, figurative, graphic, graphical, illustrative, indicative, indicatory, representational, sample, standard, symbolic, symbolical, typical
Associated concepts: representative action, representative capacity, representative suit

representative

(Example), noun exemplar, model, paragon, sample, specimen, symbol, typical example, typpcal instance

representative

(Proxy), noun agent, barrister, broker, counsel, delegate, deputy, emissary, envoy, go-between, lawyer, messenger, middle man, solicitor, spokesman, substitution, trustee, vicarius
Associated concepts: lawful representative, legal repreeentative
See also: acting, advocate, agent, broad, broker, case, conduit, congruous, counselor, delegate, demonstrative, deputy, descriptive, employee, epitome, example, exemplary, factor, functionary, general, illustrative, indicant, instance, intermediary, lawmaker, legislator, liaison, nominee, normal, ordinary, plenipotentiary, politician, proctor, procurator, proxy, realistic, regular, replacement, sample, separate, several, specimen, spokesman, substitute, surrogate, typical, usual

REPRESENTATIVE. One who represents or is in the place of another.
     2. In legislation, it signifies one who has been elected a member of that branch of the legislature called the house of representatives.
     3. A representative of a deceased person, sometimes called a "personal representative," or legal personal representative," is one who is executor or administrator of the person described. 6 Madd. 159; 5 yes. 402.

References in classic literature ?
Does the advantage consist in the substitution of representatives whose enlightened views and virtuous sentiments render them superior to local prejudices and schemes of injustice?
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislature.
I am afraid you cannot see her--she is an invalid," replied the present representative of the spurious house; for this was Mr Alec, the only son of the lately deceased gentleman.
Just at the time Prince Andrew was living unoccupied at Drissa, Shishkov, the Secretary of State and one of the chief representatives of this party, wrote a letter to the Emperor which Arakcheev and Balashev agreed to sign.
If I am right in believing that allied or representative species, when inhabiting a continuous area, are generally so distributed that each has a wide range, with a comparatively narrow neutral territory between them, in which they become rather suddenly rarer and rarer; then, as varieties do not essentially differ from species, the same rule will probably apply to both; and if we in imagination adapt a varying species to a very large area, we shall have to adapt two varieties to two large areas, and a third variety to a narrow intermediate zone.
Secondly, areas now continuous must often have existed within the recent period in isolated portions, in which many forms, more especially amongst the classes which unite for each birth and wander much, may have separately been rendered sufficiently distinct to rank as representative species.
The distribution of the tenants of this archipelago would not be nearly so wonderful, if, for instance, one island had a mocking-thrush, and a second island some other quite distinct genus, -- if one island had its genus of lizard, and a second island another distinct genus, or none whatever; -- or if the different islands were inhabited, not by representative species of the same genera of plants, but by totally different genera, as does to a certain extent hold good: for, to give one instance, a large berry-bearing tree at James Island has no representative species in Charles Island.
His religious poems, published after his death in a volume called 'The Temple,' show mainly two things, first his intense and beautiful consecration to his personal God and Saviour, which, in its earnest sincerity, renders him distinctly the most representative poet of the Church of England, and second the influence of Donne, who was a close friend of his mother.
He is the last important representative of the 'Metaphysical' style.
The governor sat in this chair, too, whenever messages were brought to him from the chamber of representatives.
But in a little while the people had the whole power in their own hands, and chose annually the governor, the councillors, and the representatives.

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