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Definition of DELEGATION

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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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

89 Moby Thesaurus words for "delegation": accession, agency, agentship, anointing, anointment, appointment, arrogation, assignment, assumption, authority, authorization, brevet, care, change, charge, commendation, commission, commissioning, commitment, committee, commutation, consecration, consignment, coronation, cure, delegated authority, deputation, deputyship, devolution, devolvement, displacement, election, embassy, empowerment, enfeoffment, entrusting, entrustment, errand, exchange, executorship, exequatur, factorship, full power, infeodation, infeudation, jurisdiction, legation, legitimate succession, license, lieutenancy, mandate, mission, office, plenipotentiary power, power of attorney, power to act, procuration, proxy, purview, quid pro quo, regency, regentship, relegation, remanding, replacement, representation, responsibility, seizure, subcommittee, subrogation, substitution, succession, supersedence, superseding, supersedure, supersession, supplantation, supplanting, supplantment, switch, taking over, task, tit for tat, trust, trusteeship, usurpation, vicarious authority, vicariousness, warrant

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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