BROAD, adjective brawd. [Latin gradior; a root of extensive use.]
1. Wide; extended in breadth, or from side to side, as distinguished from long, or extended from end to end. It is opposed to narrow; as a broad street; a broad table.
2. Wide; extensive; vast; as the broad expanse of ocean.
3. Large; as a broad mixture of falsehood.
4. Open; clear; not covered, confined or concealed; as in broad sunshine.
5. Gross; coarse; as broad mirth; broad nonsense.
6. Plain; tending to obscenity; as a broad comment.
7. Bold; not delicate; not reserved; as broad words.
It may be urged that the words in the constitution are broad enough to include the case.
BROAD as long, equal upon the whole.