Running at large

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Running at large may refer to: 

  • An animal that is off of the premises of its owner’s or custodian’s property and is not under either’s control. 
  • A candidate for public office elected by an entire municipality, city, county, or state rather than a subdivision therein. For example, the City Council of Jersey City has nine members—six represent individual wards and three “at large” members represent the entire city. 

[Last updated in August of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]