Definition of delegate
(Entry 1 of 2)
: a person acting for another: such as
a : a representative to a convention or conference U.N. delegates from African nations The nominee netted a handful of delegates in the state's caucus.
b government : a representative of a U.S. territory in the House of Representatives
c government : a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia
Definition of delegate (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : to entrust to another delegate authority delegated the task to her assistant
2 : to appoint as one's representative
: to assign responsibility or authority a good manager knows how to delegate
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