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Definitions of 'Delegation'

Definition of 'delegation'
From: WordNet
noun
A group of representatives or delegates [syn: deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission]
noun
Authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions [syn: delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation, deputation]
Definition of 'Delegation'
From: GCIDE
Delegation \Del`e*ga"tion\, n. [L. delegatio: cf. F. d['e]l['e]gation.] 1. The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
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