running at large

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

1) A reference to an animal that is roaming free, such as cattle that have escaped an enclosure or a dog that has slipped its leash. The owner of an animal running at large is generally liable for any damage it causes. 2) A reference to a candidate who is campaigning for an office elected by an entire city, county, or state, rather than from a particular political district within that larger region.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.