at-large

at-large
adjective Date: 1969 relating to or being a political representative who is elected to serve an entire area rather than one of its subdivisions <
an at-large city councilor
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an at-large election
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • At-large — is a designation for representative members of a governing body who are elected or appointed to represent the whole membership of the body (for example, a city, state or province, nation, club or association), rather than a subset of that… …   Wikipedia

  • at large — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not kept within walls, fences, or boundaries; free. * /The killer remained at large for weeks./ Compare: AT LIBERTY. * /Cattle and sheep roamed at large on the big ranch./ 2. In a broad, general way; at length; fully. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at large — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not kept within walls, fences, or boundaries; free. * /The killer remained at large for weeks./ Compare: AT LIBERTY. * /Cattle and sheep roamed at large on the big ranch./ 2. In a broad, general way; at length; fully. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • At large — Large Large (l[aum]rj), a. [Compar. {Larger} (l[aum]r j[ e]r); superl. {Largest}.] [F., fr. L. largus. Cf. {Largo}.] 1. Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at large — index free (not restricted) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 at large …   Law dictionary

  • At large — At At, prep. [AS. [ae]t; akin to OHG. az, Goth., OS., & Icel. at, Sw. [*a]t, Dan. & L. ad.] Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at large — If a criminal is at large, they have not been found or caught …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • at large — ► at large 1) escaped or not yet captured. 2) as a whole. Main Entry: ↑large …   English terms dictionary

  • at\ large — adv or adj. phr. 1. Not kept within walls, fences, or boundaries; free. The killer remained at large for weeks. Compare: at liberty Cattle and sheep roamed at large on the big ranch. 2. In a broad, general way; at length; fully. The… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at-large — phrasal : chosen by or representing the whole of an area (as a state or a city) having political subdivisions rather than a particular district or other subdivision usually used in combination with a preceding noun in the Republican convention… …   Useful english dictionary

  • At large — The phrase At large may refer to:* At Large, a 1959 album by The Kingston Trio. * At large , a political term for electing an entire body, rather than a subset. * At large bid , a sports term for a bid or berth granted by invitation. * Editor at… …   Wikipedia

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