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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.

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SHE'S won 12 Grammy Awards and is perhaps the most influential country songbird still treading the boards.
She reveals all about her new slimline figure, her new role on stage and why she was terrified of treading the boards for the first time.
Who has landed his second acting role, treading the boards in a Noel Coward play?
Treading the boards of a Tyneside theatre meant more than it ever had before for one actor this week.
Ex-Brookside babe Jen, 21, who's currently treading the boards as Roxie Hart in Chicago, stripped down to a skimpy bra for a once over with a soapy sponge outside her Liverpool home.
Two amateur performers are treading the boards a bit more gingerly than usual this week - because they're both three months pregnant!
Youngsters are now treading the boards rather than walking the streets with the help of the Gilfach Goch Community Association's arts development project.
TWO Warwick School pupils have been treading the boards at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Richard III.
BIRMINGHAM youngsters will be treading the boards as part of a Shakespeare festival later this year.
BB6 winner Anthony Hutton, below right, is now at stage three, as it's just been announced he'll be treading the boards in his home town of Darlington in Beauty And The Beast.
"After years of treading the boards, I was approached on numerous occasions by people asking how I stand up so confidently in front of an audience," said Danny, 55.