- representatives, house of,
Origin of representative
Examples from the Web for representative
There are four photos there of representative presidential candidates.
For his part, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has expressed his “full confidence” in Representative Scalise.
He is a representative of the Free Russia Foundation, an organization which aims to rebuild freedom and democracy in Russia.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Sanders, a representative of the Northeastern vacation state of Vermont, also opposes fossil fuel development.
What qualifies as vast enough, as comprehensive enough, as representative enough to faithfully render a city and its people?
But these conditions, as I have shown, produce a conscience, the representative of society in the consciousness of the individual.Morals and the Evolution of Man|Max Simon Nordau
Life in the community must be exalted, and fitted to become the representative of spiritual life.Ethics and Modern Thought|Rudolf Eucken
O'Iwa once driven out, the property remains in his hands as its representative.The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari|James S. De Benneville
But in meaner hands the ancient power of the Crown as the representative of the nation was often abused and often disputed.The Growth of the English Constitution|Edward A. Freeman
Canovas was at once recognized as the representative of the absent King, and the country was ready to obey his directions.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
- exemplifying a class or kind; typicala representative example of the species
- containing or including examples of all the interests, types, etc, in a groupa representative collection
"serving to represent," late 14c., from Old French representatif (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin repraesentativus, from stem of Latin repraesentare (see represent). Meaning "standing for others" is from 1620s; in the political sense of "holding the place of the people in the government, having citizens represented by chosen persons" is first recorded 1620s. Meaning "pertaining to or founded on representation of the people" is from 1640s.
1640s, "example, type," from representative (adj.); 1690s in sense of "member of a legislative body."