delegacy

noun
del·​e·​ga·​cy | \ ˈde-li-gə-sē How to pronounce delegacy (audio) \
plural delegacies

Definition of delegacy

1 : a body of delegates : board
2a : the act of delegating
b : appointment as delegate

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Examples of delegacy in a Sentence

the committee chose a five-person delegacy to attend the national conference

First Known Use of delegacy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of delegacy was in the 15th century

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“Delegacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delegacy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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