subdelegate

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noun

sub·​delegate
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: a deputy for a delegate
often : one to whom a delegated power or responsibility is transferred usually for a particular case or situation

subdelegate

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transitive verb

sub·​delegate
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: to transfer (as a power or right delegated to oneself) to another
subdelegate legislative powers to an executive branch
subdelegation
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noun

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Medieval Latin subdelegatus, from Latin sub- + Medieval Latin delegatus delegate

Transitive verb

Medieval Latin subdelegatus, past participle of subdelegare to subdelegate, from Latin sub- + delegare to delegate

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“Subdelegate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subdelegate. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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