rep·re·sen·ta·tive 1 adj
1: serving to represent
2 a: standing or acting for another esp. through delegated authority
an agent acting in a representative capacity
b: of, based on, or constituting a government in which the people are represented by individuals chosen from among them usu. by election
3: of or relating to representation
representative 2 n: one that represents another or others in a special capacity: as
a: one that represents a constituency as a member of a legislative or other governing body; specif: a member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress or a state legislature
b: one that represents another as agent, deputy, substitute, or delegate and that usu. is invested with the authority of the principal
c: one that represents or stands in the place of a deceased person: personal representative
d: one that represents another as successor or heir
e: one named as the plaintiff or defendant in a class action to litigate on behalf of the class
re·prieve 1 /ri-'prēv/ vt re·prieved, re·priev·ing [alteration of earlier repry to send back (to prison), return to custody, perhaps from Anglo-French repris, past participle of reprendre to take back, from Old French]: to delay the punishment of (as a condemned prisoner)
reprieve 2 n
1 a: the act of reprieving: the state of being reprieved
b: a formal temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence esp. of death as an act of clemency
2: an order or warrant of reprieve

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective acting, adumbrative, agential, characteristic, connotative, delegated, denotative, depictive, deputative, deputed, distinctive, emblematic, exemplary, faithful, figurative, graphic, graphical, illustrational, illustrative, indicative, indicatory, representational, sample, standard, symbolic, symbolical, typical, typifying associated concepts: representative action, representative capacity, representative suit II (example) noun exemplar, model, paragon, sample, specimen, symbol, typical example, typical instance III (proxy) noun agent, barrister, broker, counsel, delegate, deputy, emissary, envoy, go-between, lawyer, messenger, middle man, solicitor, spokesman, substitute, substitution, trustee, vicarius associated concepts: lawful representative, legal representative IV index acting, advocate (counselor), agent, broad, broker, case (example), conduit (intermediary), congruous, demonstrative (illustrative), deputy, descriptive, employee, epitome, example, exemplary, factor (commission merchant), functionary, general, indicant, instance, intermediary, lawmaker, legislator, liaison, nominee (delegate), normal (regular), ordinary, plenipotentiary, politician, proctor, procurator, proxy, realistic, replacement, sample, several (separate), specimen, spokesman, substitute, surrogate, typical, usual

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A person appointed to speak or act on someone else’s behalf; an agent; a person who represents a group of people in a legislative body.
Typical of a type or class. See also House of Representatives, personal representative

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1) An agent or other individual who stands in for another.
2) Someone who serves a constituency, such as a member of the House of Representatives.
3) The executor or administrator of the estate of a person who has died, sometimes called a personal representative.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. Agent; someone who is authorized to act in place of and on behalf of someone else, by that other person for some special purpose. A representative is entitled to certain rights based upon her or his status, including the right to bargain on behalf of employees, or to discovery of trial preparation materials.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

An individual who stands in the place of another.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

An individual who stands in the place of another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) n. an agent.
   2) n. in probate law, a generic term for an executor or administrator of the estate of a 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."

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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