delegation

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noun del·e·ga·tion \ˌde-li-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of delegation

  1. 1 :  the act of empowering to act for another the delegation of responsibilities

  2. 2 :  a group of persons chosen to represent others the state's congressional delegation

Examples of delegation in a Sentence

  1. He's been chosen to lead the delegation to the conference.

  2. a delegation from the local scout troop is being sent to the national jamboree

Recent Examples of delegation from the Web

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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.

Origin and Etymology of delegation

see 1delegate



DELEGATION Defined for English Language Learners

delegation

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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

delegation

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noun del·e·ga·tion \ˌde-lə-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of delegation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of giving someone authority or responsibility for

  2. 2 :  one or more persons chosen to represent others


Law Dictionary

delegation

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noun del·e·ga·tion \ˌde-li-ˈgā-shən\

Legal Definition of delegation

  1. 1 :  the act of delegating

  2. 2 :  a group of persons chosen to represent others



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