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n. pl. del·e·ga·cies
1. The act of delegating or state of being delegated.
2. The authority, office, or position of a delegate.
3. A body of delegates; a delegation.
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n, pl -cies
1. a less common word for delegation1, delegation2
2. (Education)
a. an elected standing committee at some British universities
b. a department or institute of a university: a delegacy of Education.
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(ˈdɛl ɪ gə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the position or commission of a delegate.
2. the appointing or sending of a delegate.
3. a body of delegates; delegation.
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Delegation, Delegacy

 a group of persons appointed to represent others; a body or committee of delegates.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delegacy - the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agentdelegacy - the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
free agency - (sports) the state of a professional athlete who is free to negotiate a contract to play for any team
legal representation - personal representation that has legal status; "an person who has been declared incompetent should have legal representation"
virus - a harmful or corrupting agency; "bigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread"; "the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone"
2.delegacy - a group of representatives or delegatesdelegacy - 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
3.delegacy - the appointment of a delegate
appointment, designation, naming, assignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
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