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a. The act of delegating.
b. The condition of being delegated.
2. A person or group of persons officially elected or appointed to represent another or others.


1. a person or group chosen to represent another or others
2. the act of delegating or state of being delegated
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US all the members of Congress from one state


(ˌdɛl ɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

1. a group of delegates.
2. the body of delegates chosen to represent a political unit in an assembly.
3. the act of delegating.
4. the state of being delegated.
[1605–15; < Latin]

Delegation, Delegacy

 a group of persons appointed to represent others; a body or committee of delegates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delegation - a group of representatives or delegatesdelegation - a group of representatives or delegates
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
diplomatic mission - a mission serving diplomatic ends
embassy - an ambassador and his entourage collectively
2.delegation - authorizing subordinates to make certain decisionsdelegation - authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
empowerment, authorisation, authorization - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
devolvement, devolution - the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)


1. deputation, envoys, contingent, commission, embassy, legation They sent a delegation to the talks.
2. commissioning, relegation, assignment, devolution, committal, deputizing, entrustment the delegation of his responsibilities to his assistant
إنْتِداب، وَفْد، وُفود


[ˌdelɪˈgeɪʃən] N (= act, group) → delegación f


[ˌdɛlɪˈgeɪʃən] n
(= group of delegates) → délégation f
[responsibility] → fait m de déléguer


(of responsibility etc)Delegation f; he’s no good at delegationer kann einfach nicht delegieren
(= group of delegates)Delegation f, → Abordnung f


[ˌdɛlɪˈgeɪʃn] n
a. (of work, power) → delega
b. (group) → delegazione f


(ˈdeləgeit) verb
to give (a piece of work, power etc) to someone else. He delegates a great deal of work to his assistant.
(-gət, (American) -geit) noun
an elected representative (to a conference, Parliament, committee etc). The delegates met in the conference room.
ˌdeleˈgation noun
a body of delegates.
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Warden," he added to that official, as the Convict slunk away, "in appointing you to this position, I was given to understand that your friends could make the Shikane county delegation to the next State convention solid for - for the present Administration.
Recognizing the falsity of this view of history, another set of historians say that power rests on a conditional delegation of the will of the people to their rulers, and that historical leaders have power only conditionally on carrying out the program that the will of the people has by tacit agreement prescribed to them.
Now I want you, if you'll be so good, to go around with me to the Pacific delegation, for I want to rush this thing through and get along home.
No one was admitted within the enclosure except a delegation of members of the Gun Club, who had made the voyage to Tampa Town.
There is no express delegation of authority to them to use force against delinquent members; and if such a right should be ascribed to the federal head, as resulting from the nature of the social compact between the States, it must be by inference and construction, in the face of that part of the second article, by which it is declared, "that each State shall retain every power, jurisdiction, and right, not EXPRESSLY delegated to the United States in Congress assembled.
The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; secondly, the greater number of citizens, and greater sphere of country, over which the latter may be extended.
There was no use kicking about this--there had been one delegation after another to see the packers about it, only to be told that it was the rule, and that there was not the slightest chance of its ever being altered.
The political parties meet in numerous conventions; the greater the concourse and with each new uproar of announcement, The delegation from Essex
Their plan was respectfully and thoroughly discussed, but the want of a government and of the sanction of the people to the delegation of powers happily prevailed.
Washington was taken in charge by a delegation of coloured citizens, headed by the Rev.
Within twenty- four hours the delegations began to arrive, and from that time onward for a fortnight they kept coming.
China, Japan, and France have sent delegations to New York City --"the Mecca of telephone men," to learn the art of telephony in its highest development.

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