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delegate    : [d'ɛləg,et] [d'ɛləgət]
Delegate \Del"e*gate\, a. [L. delegatus, p. p.]
Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate
judge. "Delegate power." --Strype.
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Delegate \Del"e*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delegated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Delegating}.]
1. To send as one's representative; to empower as an
ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to
commission; to depute; to authorize.
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2. To intrust to the care or management of another; to
transfer; to assign; to commit.
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The delegated administration of the law. --Locke.
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Delegated executive power. --Bancroft.
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The power exercised by the legislature is the
people's power, delegated by the people to the
legislative. --J. B. Finch.
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Delegate \Del"e*gate\, n. [L. delegatus, p. p. of delegare to
send, delegate; de- legare to send with a commission, to
depute. See {Legate}.]
1. Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed
to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a
commissioner; a vicar.
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2.
(a) One elected by the people of a territory to represent
them in Congress, where he has the right of debating,
but not of voting.
(b) One sent by any constituency to act as its
representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a
convention for nominating officers, or for forming or
altering a constitution. [U.S.]
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{Court of delegates}, formerly, the great court of appeal
from the archbishops' courts and also from the court of
admiralty. It is now abolished, and the privy council is
the immediate court of appeal in such cases. [Eng.]
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delegate
n 1: a person appointed or elected to represent others
v 1: transfer power to someone [synonym: {delegate}, {depute}]
2: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task
to (a person) [synonym: {delegate}, {designate}, {depute},
{assign}]

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "delegate":
accredit, agent, alternate, ambassador, appoint, ascribe, assign,
authorize, buck, catchpole, charge, charter, choose, commend,
commissar, commissary, commission, commissionaire, commissioner,
commit, confide, consign, depute, deputize, deputy, designate,
designate an agent, detach, detail, devolute, devolve,
devolve upon, emissary, empower, enfeoff, entrust, envoy, factor,
give, give in charge, give in trust, go-between, hand on,
hand over, herald, infeudate, legate, license, mandate, messenger,
minister, mission, mouthpiece, name, nominate, pass on, pass over,
pick, plenipotentiary, post, proxy, relegate, remand, remit,
replacement, representative, secretary, select, send out,
spokesman, spokesperson, spokeswoman, stand-in, substitute,
surrogate, transfer, trust, warrant




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  • DELEGATE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    "delegate" in English C1 a person chosen or elected by a group to speak, vote, etc for them, especially at a meeting: Delegates have voted in favour of the motion Each union elects several delegates to the annual conference Our delegates have been mandated to vote against the proposal at the conference
  • DELEGATE | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    “delegate” in English C1 a person chosen or elected by a group to speak, vote, etc for them, especially at a meeting: Delegates have voted in favour of the motion Each union elects several delegates to the annual conference Our delegates have been mandated to vote against the proposal at the conference
  • Delegate definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    A delegate is a person who is chosen to vote or make decisions on behalf of a group of other people, especially at a conference or a meeting The Canadian delegate offered no reply If you delegate duties, responsibilities, or power to someone, you give them those duties, those responsibilities, or that power so that they can act on your behalf
  • delegate definition | English definition dictionary | Reverso
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  • delegates definition | English definition dictionary | Reverso
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  • delegate (noun) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary
    The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning People involved in meetings:chair, chairman, chairperson This is the British English definition of delegate
  • delegate - WordReference. com Dictionary of English
    Governmenta person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention
  • English | Define English at Dictionary. com
    Meaning "English language or literature as a subject at school" is from 1889 As an adjective, "of or belonging to England," from late 13c Old English is from early 13c
  • English - definition of English by The Free Dictionary
    Ere the English ship fades from sight, be it set down here, that she hailed from London, and was named after the late Samuel Enderby, merchant of that city, the original of the famous whaling house of enderby and sons; a house which in my poor whaleman's opinion, comes not far behind the united royal houses of the Tudors and Bourbons, in point of real historical interest





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