sub·​delegate | \ "+ \

Definition of subdelegate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


transitive verb
sub·​delegate | \ "+ \

Definition of subdelegate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to transfer (as a power or right delegated to oneself) to another subdelegate legislative powers to an executive branch

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Transitive verb

subdelegation \ ¦səb+ \ noun

History and Etymology for subdelegate


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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