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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.

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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."

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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