What does the word representative mean?

Usage examples for representative

  1. Michael Breslin was sent as a representative of the Stephens party. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  2. His country is to him the representative of freedom, left, as he writes in 1803, the only light Of Liberty that yet remains on earth. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  3. His was certainly not the enthusiastic welcome of an old family attendant to the representative of a great family. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim