rep·re·sent vt
1: to substitute in some capacity for: act the part of, in place of, or for (as another person) usu. by legal right: as
a: to serve esp. in a legislative body by delegated authority usu. resulting from an election
b: to provide legal representation to as a lawyer
c: to act as the representative of in a class action
2 a: to describe as having a specified character or quality
b: to give one's impression and judgment of: state in a manner intended to affect action or judgment

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (portray) verb adumbrate, characterize, connote, delineate, denote, depict, designate, evoke, exemplify, exprimere, illustrate, image, indicate, mean, outline, picture, show, signify, stand for, symbolize, typify II (substitute) verb act, act as broker, act as delegate, act for, act in place of, act on behalf of, act vicariously, appear for, be ambassador for, be an agent for, be attorney for, be deputy for, be proxy for, be spokesman for, factor, replace, speak for, stand in the place of, take the part of associated concepts: agency, represent a client's interests, represent a defendant, represent a principal III index advise, bare, bear (adduce), characterize, comport (behave), connote, construe (comprehend), convey (communicate), copy, delineate, denote, depict, draw (depict), exemplify, illustrate, impersonate, lobby, manifest, portray, purport, render (depict), replace, signify (denote), simulate, specify

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To act or speak on someone’s behalf.
(2) To allege or claim that something is the case; to make a statement that allows the listener to form a judgment.
representation See also misrepresent

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1) To act as the agent for another.
2) To serve — for example, as a member of a legislative body after an election.
3) To act as a client's attorney.
4) To state something as a fact, such as "This horse is only four years old."
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
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Category: Small Claims Court
Category: Working With a Lawyer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

To exhibit or expose; to appear in the character of.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To exhibit or expose; to appear in the character of.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) to act as the agent for another.
   2) to act as a client's attorney.
   3) to state something as a fact, such as "I tell you this horse is only four years old."
   4) to allege a fact in court, as "I represent to the court that we will present six witnesses," "We represent that this is the final contract between the parties."
   See also: representation

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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