Delegation \Del`e*ga"tion\, n. [L. delegatio: cf. F.
1. The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act
for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates.
2. One or more persons appointed or chosen, and commissioned
to represent others, as in a convention, in Congress,
etc.; the collective body of delegates; as, the delegation
from Massachusetts; a deputation.
3. (Rom. Law) A kind of novation by which a debtor, to be
liberated from his creditor, gives him a third person, who
becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or to the
person appointed by him. --Pothier.