board of directors

noun phrase

Definition of board of directors

: a group of people who manage or direct a company or organization She's on the board of directors for a large corporation.

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“Board of directors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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: a group of individuals elected by the shareholders of a corporation to manage the corporation's business and appoint its officers

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