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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delegation  \Del`e*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  delegatio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]l['e]gation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  delegating,  or  investing  with  authority  to  act 
  for  another;  the  appointment  of  a  delegate  or  delegates. 
 
  2.  One  or  more  persons  appointed  or  chosen,  and  commissioned 
  to  represent  others  as  in  a  convention,  in  Congress, 
  etc.;  the  collective  body  of  delegates;  as  the  delegation 
  from  Massachusetts;  a  deputation. 
 
  3.  (Rom.  Law)  A  kind  of  novation  by  which  a  debtor,  to  be 
  liberated  from  his  creditor,  gives  him  a  third  person,  who 
  becomes  obliged  in  his  stead  to  the  creditor,  or  to  the 
  person  appointed  by  him  --Pothier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delegation 
  n  1:  a  group  of  representatives  or  delegates  [syn:  {deputation}, 
  {commission},  {delegacy},  {mission}] 
  2:  authorizing  subordinates  to  make  certain  decisions  [syn:  {delegating}, 
  {relegating},  {relegation},  {deputation}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DELEGATION,  n.  In  American  politics,  an  article  of  merchandise  that 
  comes  in  sets. 
 
 




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