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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delegate  \Del"e*gate\,  a.  [L.  delegatus  p.  p.] 
  Sent  to  act  for  or  represent  another;  deputed;  as  a  delegate 
  judge.  ``Delegate  power.''  --Strype. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  intrust  to  the  care  or  management  of  another;  to 
  transfer;  to  assign;  to  commit. 
 
  The  delegated  administration  of  the  law.  --Locke. 
 
  Delegated  executive  power.  --Bancroft. 
 
  The  power  exercised  by  the  legislature  is  the 
  people's  power,  delegated  by  the  people  to  the 
  legislative.  --J.  B.  Finch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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.] 
 
  {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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delegate 
  n  :  a  person  appointed  or  elected  to  represent  others 
  v  1:  transfer  power  to  someone  [syn:  {depute}] 
  2:  give  an  assignment  to  (a  person)  to  a  post  or  assign  a  task 
  to  (a  person)  [syn:  {designate},  {depute},  {assign}] 




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