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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


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transitive verb

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

Word History



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 30 May. 2024.

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