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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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Once the presidential role passed to the next country, they decided to maintain the working group and changed its name to the Executive Office of the Peruvian Delegacy for the SADC.
The partnership with the Ministry of Health in the project Integrating Support and Protection Networks for Children and Adolescents permitted the training of professionals for care networks, as did partnerships with other government departments, such as the Guardianship Councils (CT), Municipal Council for the Defense of the Rights of Children and Adolescents (COMDICA), Ceara Forum for Confronting Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents (CREAS), Specialized Delegacy to Combat the Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (DECECA), and other organizations in the network (23).
For instance , in 1898 the Oxford Delegacy decided to appoint mathematics examiners who had had school experience .
If you would like more information on how you can join a delegacy of U.S.
The Palestinian delegacy led by the Mufti of Jerusalem refused to discuss directly with the Jewish representatives led by Weizmann, because they sustained that they did not recognize the legitimacy of the Jewish Agency.
Keith Randall is a retired Oxford school teacher of English and Religious Studies and a retired administrator for Advanced Level school examinations of the University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations.
The working mechanism of price hearing is delegacy, which includes about 20 representatives who are chosen from the consumers, the operators, people from relevant government sections and other social circles.
or Israeli--even if it solved the crisis in the region, but "would probably prefer to see the King remain in power." (40) Sonnenfeldt's advice to Kissinger regarding the Soviet's threat of military support on behalf of the Arab governments in the "Soviet preserve" proves that the administration's and Kissinger's concerns of direct Soviet intervention in the crisis was rooted in fact, but also the delegacy of maintaining a balance of power in a region was of interest to both super powers.
(8) The Oxford Women's Examinations were set and marked by the University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations and were available to women over 18 not attending the University's women's colleges.