Definition of delegation
- the delegation of responsibilities
- the state's congressional delegation
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
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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.
: 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
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