He who gives authority to another to act for him. The term is used as a correlative to "attorney," to denote one who constitutes another his agent or invests the other with authority to act for him. It is also used in the language of politics as a correlative to "representative," the constituents of a legislator being those whom he represents and whose interests he is to care for in public affairs; usually the electors of his district

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