at large


at large
Not limited to any particular place, district, person, matter, or question; open to discussion or controversy; not precluded. Free; unrestrained; not under corporal control, as a ferocious animal so free from restraint as to be liable to do mischief. Fully; in detail; in an extended form. Elected officials chosen by the voters of the State as a whole rather than from separate congressional or legislative districts

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