Definition of delegation
1 : the act of empowering to act for another the delegation of responsibilities
2 : a group of persons chosen to represent others the state's congressional delegation
Examples of delegation in a Sentence
He's been chosen to lead the delegation to the conference.
a delegation from the local scout troop is being sent to the national jamboree
Recent Examples of delegation from the Web
WASHINGTON — The United States is one step closer to acquiring polar icebreakers that Alaska's congressional delegation has long argued are desperately needed.
Portman’s meeting with North Korea’s delegation to the United Nations came as Warmbier was almost one year into his imprisonment in that repressive dictatorship.
San Diego County’s best and brightest were there (from Abnormal and Alpine to Pizza Port and Societe), plus a delegation of distinguished visitors (Boneyard, Cellarmaker, Half Acre, Knee Deep, Surly and many more).
Sen. Joe Donnelly, the only member of Indiana's congressional delegation who plays on the congressional baseball team, was practicing with Democrats in a different part of the Washington, D.C., area and also was unhurt.
Environment ministers were unable to find common ground on climate measures, according to a joint press release from the seven delegations Monday in Bologna, Italy.
Admiral Lanba visit comes after a Parliamentary delegation led by minister of state for agriculture and parliamentary affairs SS Ahluwalia went all over the Jewish nation in search of state of the art agricultural technologies.
Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, said the sessions aim to create a dialogue between the legislative delegation and residents.
In the May letter, the delegation requested a response from the Department of Energy by June 2.
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What Is a delegation?
The task of a delegation—each member of which can be called a delegate—is to represent a larger group, often at a conference. Thus, a delegation of nondoctors to a medical convention may want to make sure the rights and needs of patients aren't ignored, just as a delegation of laypeople may attend a religious conference to express the concerns of other laypeople.
DELEGATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of delegation for English Language Learners
: a group of people who are chosen to vote or act for someone else
: the act of giving control, authority, a job, a duty, etc., to another person
DELEGATION Defined for Kids
Definition of delegation for Students
1 : the act of giving someone authority or responsibility for
2 : one or more persons chosen to represent others
Legal Definition of delegation
1 : the act of delegating
2 : a group of persons chosen to represent others
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