board n often cap1 a: a group of individuals having managerial, supervisory, investigatory, or advisory powers over a public or private business, trust, or other organization or institutionBoard of Bar Overseers2 a: a group of citizens elected to administer the business of or an aspect of the business of a political unit (as a town or county)a board of selectmenb: a federal, state, or local government agency see also national labor relations board in the important agencies section3: a securities or commodities exchange see also board of trade
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
bureau, cabinet, commission, conlegium, consistory, consultative body, council, court, curia, department, directorate, directorship, governing body, judicatory, management, presidium, tribunal
associated concepts: advisory boards, board of aldermen, board of arbitrators, board of directors, board of education, board of elections, board of equalization, board of examiners, board of finance, board of health, board of medical examiners, board of public works, board of review, board of special inquiry, board of supervisors, board of trade, board of trustees, de facto boards, draft board, local board, maritime board, qualification board, revenue board, welfare board, zoning board
bench, bureau, chamber (body), commission (agency), committee, council (assembly), enter (go in), inhabit, lodge (reside), management (directorate)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A group of people who manage a business or public office.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.