If a group or person has ~ in a parliament or on a committee, someone in the parliament or on the committee supports them and makes decisions on their behalf.
Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but they have no ~ in Congress.
N-UNCOUNT: oft N prep
see also proportional ~
You can describe a picture, model, or statue of a person or thing as a ~ of them. (FORMAL)
...a lifelike ~ of Christ...
N-COUNT: usu N of n
If you make ~s to a government or other official group, you make formal complaints or requests to them.
We have made ~s to ministers but they just don’t seem to be listening.
N-PLURAL: oft N to/from n