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a leader of a cause or party



an individual charged with the honor and responsibility of carrying the colors in a military formation. In the Russian army the standard-bearer was chosen from the ranks of noncommissioned officers with battle decorations. In the Soviet army he is designated by order for each unit and is usually a sergeant or officer, usually with government decorations, or a soldier with excellent results in battle and political training. Two assistants are assigned to protect the colors and to replace the standard-bearer if he is disabled.

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In his speech, the party's standard-bearer in the gubernatorial election, Mr Laosun said education would be the major focus of the AAC government.
President Aquino is confident that the Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Mar Roxas could still catch up and improve his numbers with the elections a few months away.
Derek Robinson, crew member and one of the station''s standard-bearers, said: "It''s a complete mystery who the donor is.
To be a standard-bearer obligates leaders to carry on their
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Given the increasing understanding of the textual fundamentalism which pervaded European culture at least through the seventeenth century, it is perhaps not surprising that a man who made his reputation through meticulous translations of the Bible should seem an obvious subject for present-day fundamentalists to use as a standard-bearer. What is more surprising is that this "take" should nevertheless issue in some highly interesting work, provided one sets on one side some pretty obvious moralizing.
As part of an international effort, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) want to redefine the kilogram in a way that will make the standard absolute, unchanging, and accessible to anyone, anywhere - liberating Le Grand K from its heavy burden as standard-bearer.
A check through the Form CF001 submitted by the candidates indicated that the standard-bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola, holds a Bachelor of Science in Insurance and a Master's degree in Business Administration, while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, filed in his school certificate results and testimonial from Ede Muslim High School 1, Ede.
ROXAS CITY -- Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas is set to visit his hometown in Roxas City, Capiz province, to cast his vote on Monday.
Administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas has welcomed the decision of his namesake to withdraw from the presidential race.
A standard-bearer for British Asians when he pledged his loyalty to England despite being born in Rawalpindi.

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