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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.


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. 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.

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BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Hummam Hamoudi confirmed the continuation to discuss the issues of the federal budget for 2018 in his office tomorrow, in the presence of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and MPs as representatives of the oil-producing provinces, and liberated areas from terrorism, and representatives of the Kurdistan region in the presence of the Finance Committee.