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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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(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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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},

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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