What does board of directors mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. directorate, board of directors(noun)

    a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution


  1. board of directors(Noun)

    a group of people, elected by stockholders, to establish corporate policies, and make management decisions


  1. Board of directors

    A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization. Other names include board of governors, board of managers, board of regents, board of trustees, and board of visitors. It is often simply referred to as "the board". A board's activities are determined by the powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated to it or conferred on it by an authority outside itself. These matters are typically detailed in the organization's bylaws. The bylaws commonly also specify the number of members of the board, how they are to be chosen, and when they are to meet. In an organization with voting members, e.g., a professional society, the board acts on behalf of, and is subordinate to, the organization's full assembly, which usually chooses the members of the board. In a stock corporation, the board is elected by the stockholders and is the highest authority in the management of the corporation. In a non-stock corporation with no general voting membership, e.g., a typical university, the board is the supreme governing body of the institution; its members are sometimes chosen by the board itself. Typical duties of boards of directors include:


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of board of directors in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of board of directors in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Werner Baumann:

    We fully expect a positive answer of the Monsanto board of directors.

  2. Doug White:

    I don't believe he should stay on the board of directors because of a real conflict of interest.

  3. Nelson Merentes:

    It's normal, all central banks do this, as part of our strategy, the (central bank's) board of directors has decided to carry out swaps.

  4. Evan Young:

    The board of directors continues to show their ignorance, the board has not done anything to show they are going to make changes going forward.

  5. Scott Stringer:

    If this company is to properly address fundamental long-term risks like climate change, its board of directors must be diverse, independent, and accountable.

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