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board

noun (PEOPLE)    /bɔːd/ US  /bɔːrd/
C1 [C usually singular, + sing/pl verb] the group of people who are responsible for controlling and organizing a company or organization : Every decision has to be passed by the board (of directors ). She started in the firm by making the tea and now she's on the board/a board member . The board of governors meet / meets once a month to discuss school policy .Bosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other peoplePosition and status in groups and organizations
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