delegacy

noun del·e·ga·cy \ -gə-sē \

Definition of delegacy

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

Examples of delegacy in a Sentence

  1. 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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