Definition of Delegation

1. Noun. A group of representatives or delegates.

Exact synonyms: Commission, Delegacy, Deputation, Mission
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Diplomatic Mission, Embassy
Derivative terms: Commissioner, Delegate, Depute, Missioner



2. Noun. Authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions.

Definition of Delegation

1. n. The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates.

Definition of Delegation

1. Noun. An act of delegating. ¹

2. Noun. A group of delegates used to discuss issues with an opponent. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) : A method dispatching technique describing the lookup and inheritance rules for self-referential calls. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) : A contract whereby the original debtor substitutes a new debtor in his stead, with the creditor’s permission. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delegation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delegation

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delegable
delegacies
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delegalize
delegalized
delegalizes
delegalizing
delegatable
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delegated
delegatee
delegatees
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delegating
delegation (current term)
delegations
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delegators
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delegitimated
delegitimates
delegitimating
delegitimation
delegitimations
delegitimatise
delegitimatised

Literary usage of Delegation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"1882, chap. 85. Burden of local Improvement« 421 cbap. 177. delegation of power to apportion the coet of local Improvements. ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Original by James Brown Scott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of International Law (1921)
"Nevertheless it joins in the condition which the delegation of Russia has laid down with regard to the unanimous agreement of the Powers on the abolition of ..."

3. Treaty of Peace with Germany by Germany (1918- ), Germany (1918- ) Treaties, etc. 1918-, Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920), United States Congress Senate, Germany, etc. 1918 Treaties, June 28 Treaty with Germany, 1919 (1919)
"On May 8 this special delegation, having arrived in Paris, gave the committee such information as was asked by the committee, (Jen. ..."

4. Treaty of Peace with Germany by Germany (1918- ), Germany (1918- ) Treaties, etc. 1918-, Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920), United States Congress Senate, Germany, etc. 1918 Treaties, June 28 Treaty with Germany, 1919 (1919)
"On Mav 8 this special delegation, having arrived in Paris, ... The said committee invited the Ukrainian delegation in Paris to a meeting for April 30. ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"United States <S= 105—Compensation of Individuals of delegation of Choctaw ... Under a contract of the Choctaw Nation, appointing a delegation to secure ..."

6. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"This delegation might equally well have been made to any other great officer of state; and while the Court of Wards (1539-1660) was in existence the ..."

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