Meaning of board of supervisors

board' of su'pervisors

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the governing body of a county in many U.S. states, esp. in the Midwest and the East, consisting of from 15 to 100 members elected from towns, townships, cities, or wards. Cf. board of commissioners.
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