Origin of representative
Synonyms for representative
Related Words for representativescommissioner, deputy, agent, member, delegate, lawyer, senator, counselor, legislator, attorney, spokesperson, rep, messenger, proxy, salesperson, case, embodiment, personification, archetype, specimen
Examples from the Web for representatives
Contemporary Examples of representatives
Police, their representatives and supporters tell us, ensure our freedom of speech through our ability to protest.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead
January 8, 2015
In his statement, Rigi named Naser Boledi as a main mediator between him and representatives of NATO.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
Republican Elise Stefanik, 30, of upstate New York, just became the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?
December 26, 2014
The House of Representatives is bursting to the rafters with contenders for the title.Rubio’s Embargo Anger Plays to the Past
December 19, 2014
GALLERY: 'JUSTICE FOR ALL' MARCH IN WASHINGTON DC There were plenty of representatives of the fringe too.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of representatives
As respects our House of Representatives, it would in principle be the same.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
Other royalties were present in person or by their representatives.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Science and art and learning and religion, all have their representatives.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The representatives of the American republics are to be relied upon.
Poor Europe, and its representatives, to be used up in such a way!
- 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."
Popularly elected officials who serve in state legislatures and in the House of Representatives in Congress. Representing the local districts from which they are elected, representatives support the interests of their constituents by proposing bills and programs. Elected for two-year terms, representatives in Congress must be sensitive to their constituents' concerns in order to be reelected.