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 for Board of control
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Control \Con*trol"\, n. [F. contr[^o]le a counter register,
     contr. fr. contr-r[^o]le; contre (L. contra) + r[^o]le roll,
     catalogue. See Counter and Roll, and cf. Counterroll.]
     1. A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or
        check another account or register; a counter register.
        [Obs.] --Johnson.
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     2. That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder;
        restraint. "Speak without control." --Dryden.
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     3. Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or
        regulating influence; superintendence; government; as,
        children should be under parental control.
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              The House of Commons should exercise a control over
              all the departments of the executive administration.
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     4. (Mach.) The complete apparatus used to control a mechanism
        or machine in operation, as a flying machine in flight;
        specifically (A["e]ronautics), the mechanism controlling
        the rudders and ailerons.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     5. (Climatology) Any of the physical factors determining the
        climate of any particular place, as latitude,distribution
        of land and water, altitude, exposure, prevailing winds,
        permanent high- or low-barometric-pressure areas, ocean
        currents, mountain barriers, soil, and vegetation.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     6. (Technology) in research, an object or subject used in an
        experimental procedure, which is treated identically to
        the primary subject of the experiment, except for the
        omission of the specific treatment or conditions whose
        effect is being investigated. If the control is a group of
        living organisms, as is common in medical research, it is
        called the
     control group.
     Note: For most experimental procedures, the results are not
           considered valid and reliable unless a proper control
           experiment is performed. There are various types of
           control used in experimental science, and often several
           groups of subjects serve as controls, being subjected
           to different variations of the experimental procedure,
           or controlling for several variables being tested. When
           the effects caused by an experimental treatment are not
           consistent and obvious, statistical analysis of the
           results is typically used to determine if there are any
           significant differences between the effects of
           different experimental conditions.
     7. (Technology) the part of an experimental procedure in
        which the controls[6] are subjected to the experimental
     8. the group of technical specialists exercising control by
        remote communications over a distant operation, such as a
        space flight; as, the American Mission Control for manned
        flights is located in Houston.
     Board of control. See under Board.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Board \Board\ (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board,
     shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of
     a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu-baurd footstool, D. bord board, G.
     brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.]
     1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length
        and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for
        building, etc.
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     Note: When sawed thick, as over one and a half or two inches,
           it is usually called a plank.
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     2. A table to put food upon.
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     Note: The term board answers to the modern table, but it was
           often movable, and placed on trestles. --Halliwell.
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                 Fruit of all kinds . . .
                 She gathers, tribute large, and on the board
                 Heaps with unsparing hand.         --Milton.
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     3. Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals;
        provision; entertainment; -- usually as furnished for pay;
        as, to work for one's board; the price of board.
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     4. A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A
        council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly
        or meeting, public or private; a number of persons
        appointed or elected to sit in council for the management
        or direction of some public or private business or trust;
        as, the Board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of
        directors, trustees, commissioners, etc.
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              Both better acquainted with affairs than any other
              who sat then at that board.           --Clarendon.
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              We may judge from their letters to the board.
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     5. A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material
        used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a
        board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a
        chessboard; a backgammon board.
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     6. Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers,
        etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
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     7. pl. The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to
        enter upon the theatrical profession.
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     8. [In this use originally perh. a different word meaning
        border, margin; cf. D. boord, G. bord, shipboard, and G.
        borte trimming; also F. bord (fr. G.) the side of a ship.
        Cf. Border.] The border or side of anything. (Naut.)
        (a) The side of a ship. "Now board to board the rival
            vessels row." --Dryden. See On board, below.
        (b) The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
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     Note: Board is much used adjectively or as the last part of a
           compound; as, fir board, clapboard, floor board,
           shipboard, sideboard, ironing board, chessboard,
           cardboard, pasteboard, seaboard; board measure.
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     The American Board, a shortened form of "The American Board
        of Commissioners for Foreign Missions" (the foreign
        missionary society of the American Congregational
     Bed and board. See under Bed.
     Board and board (Naut.), side by side.
     Board of control, six privy councilors formerly appointed
        to superintend the affairs of the British East Indies.
     Board rule, a figured scale for finding without calculation
        the number of square feet in a board. --Haldeman.
     Board of trade, in England, a committee of the privy
        council appointed to superintend matters relating to
        trade. In the United States, a body of men appointed for
        the advancement and protection of their business
        interests; a chamber of commerce.
     Board wages.
        (a) Food and lodging supplied as compensation for
            services; as, to work hard, and get only board wages.
        (b) Money wages which are barely sufficient to buy food
            and lodging.
        (c) A separate or special allowance of wages for the
            procurement of food, or food and lodging. --Dryden.
     By the board, over the board, or side. "The mast went by
        the board." --Totten. Hence (Fig.),
     To go by the board, to suffer complete destruction or
     To enter on the boards, to have one's name inscribed on a
        board or tablet in a college as a student. [Cambridge,
        England.] "Having been entered on the boards of Trinity
        college." --Hallam.
     To make a good board (Naut.), to sail in a straight line
        when close-hauled; to lose little to leeward.
     To make short boards, to tack frequently.
     On board.
        (a) On shipboard; in a ship or a boat; on board of; as, I
            came on board early; to be on board ship.
        (b) In or into a railway car or train. [Colloq. U. S.]
     Returning board, a board empowered to canvass and make an
        official statement of the votes cast at an election.
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