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
Climate issues are expected to dominate discussions between Keqiang, who is leading a large delegation of ministers to Brussels on Friday, and EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Michael Kimberly, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, filed a motion Wednesday saying the map was drawn by NCEC Services Inc., a consultant for the Democratic members of Maryland’s congressional delegation.
All 14 members of the California Republican congressional delegation voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including seven who, like Mr. Issa, represent districts that voted for Mrs. Clinton.
The delegation, by majority vote, will appoint one of the members to serve as chair.
Despite his age and ailing health, Mugabe has made a habit of jet-setting across the world with massive delegations in tow.
Smith recommended the council invite the whole Northwest Indiana delegation to the meeting.
Citing border agents’ concerns, a bipartisan congressional delegation from San Diego County has called on the Trump administration to devote more attention to helping Tijuana fix its old sewer pipes and wastewater treatment plants.
Japan, meanwhile, hopes to secure language on the need to rein in North Korea’s missile tests, said an official with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s delegation.
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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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