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Irrepresentable Ir*rep`re*sent"a*ble, a.
Not capable of being represented or portrayed.
Misrepresent Mis*rep`re*sent", v. t.
To represent incorrectly (almost always, unfacorably); to
give a false erroneous representation of, either maliciously,
ignirantly, or carelessly. --Swift.
Misrepresent Mis*rep`re*sent", v. i.
To make an incorrect or untrue representation. --Milton.
Misrepresentative Mis*rep`re*sent"a*tive, a.
Tending to convey a wrong impression; misrepresenting.
Misrepresenter Mis*rep`re*sent"er, n.
One who misrepresents.
Personal representativesPersonal Per"son*al, a. [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.]
1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or
affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals;
peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or
general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
and so personal to Cain. --Locke.
3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
``Personal communication.' --Fabyan.
The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
Personal action (Law), a suit or action by which a man
claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it;
or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury
to his person or property, or the specific recovery of
goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.
Personal equation. (Astron.) See under Equation.
Personal estate or property (Law), movables; chattels; --
opposed to real estate or property. It usually consists of
things temporary and movable, including all subjects of
property not of a freehold nature.
Personal identity (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
unity of the individual person, which is attested by
Personal pronoun (Gram.), one of the pronouns I, thou,
he, she, it, and their plurals.
Personal representatives (Law), the executors or
administrators of a person deceased.
Personal rights, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
Personal tithes. See under Tithe.
Personal verb (Gram.), a verb which is modified or
inflected to correspond with the three persons.
Representance Rep`re*sent"ance (-ans), n.
Representation; likeness. [Obs.] --Donne.
Representant Rep`re*sent"ant (-ant), a. [Cf. F. repr?sentant.]
Appearing or acting for another; representing.
Representant Rep`re*sent"ant, n. [F. representant.]
A representative. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
Representation Rep`re*sen*ta"tion (-z?n-t?"sh?n), n. [F.
repr?sentation, L. representatio.]
1. The act of representing, in any sense of the verb.
2. That which represents. Specifically:
(a) A likeness, a picture, or a model; as, a
representation of the human face, or figure, and the
(b) A dramatic performance; as, a theatrical
representation; a representation of Hamlet.
(c) A description or statement; as, the representation of
an historian, of a witness, or an advocate.
(d) The body of those who act as representatives of a
community or society; as, the representation of a
State in Congress.
(e) (Insurance Law) Any collateral statement of fact, made
orally or in writing, by which an estimate of the risk
is affected, or either party is influenced.
3. The state of being represented.
Syn: Description; show; delineaton; portraiture; likeness;
resemblance; exhibition; sight.
Implying representation; representative. [R.]
RepresentativeRepresentative Rep`re*sent"a*tive (-z?nt`?-t?v), a. [Cf. F.
1. Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude.
2. Bearing the character or power of another; acting for
another or others; as, a council representative of the
3. Conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as
deputies for, the people; as, a representative government.
(a) Serving or fitted to present the full characters of
the type of a group; typical; as, a representative
genus in a family.
(b) Similar in general appearance, structure, and habits,
but living in different regions; -- said of certain
species and varieties.
5. (Metaph.) Giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was
originally presentative knowledge; as, representative
faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3
and Represent, 8.
Representative Rep`re*sent"a*tive, n. [Cf. LL.
1. One who, or that which, represents (anything); that which
exhibits a likeness or similitude.
A statute of Rumor, whispering an idiot in the ear,
who was the representative of Credulity. --Addison.
Difficulty must cumber this doctrine which supposes
that the perfections of God are the representatives
to us of whatever we perceive in the creatures.
2. An agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of
another, or others, being invested with his or their
3. (Law) One who represents, or stands in the place of,
Note: The executor or administrator is ordinarily held to be
the representative of a deceased person, and is
sometimes called the legal representative, or the
personal representative. The heir is sometimes called
the real representative of his deceased ancestor. The
heirs and executors or administrators of a deceased
person are sometimes compendiously described as his
real and personal representatives. --Wharton. Burrill.
4. A member of the lower or popular house in a State
legislature, or in the national Congress. [U.S.]
(a) That which presents the full character of the type of
(b) A species or variety which, in any region, takes the
place of a similar one in another region.
Representatively Rep`re*sent"a*tive*ly, adv.
In a representative manner; vicariously.
Representativeness Rep`re*sent"a*tive*ness, n.
The quality or state of being representative.
Dr. Burnet observes, that every thought is attended
with consciousness and representativeness. --Spectator.
Representer Rep`re*sent"er (-?r), n.
1. One who shows, exhibits, or describes. --Sir T. Browne.
2. A representative. [Obs.] --Swift.
Representment Rep`re*sent"ment (-ment), n.
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