Delegate

Definition of Delegate

Del´e`gate
n.1.Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
2.One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.
Court of delegates
formerly, the great court of appeal from the archbishops' courts and also from the court of admiralty. It is now abolished, and the privy council is the immediate court of appeal in such cases.
a.1.Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.
v. t.1.To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
[imp. & p. p. Delegated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Delegating .]
2.To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.
The delegated administration of the law.
- Locke.
The power exercised by the legislature is the people's power, delegated by the people to the legislative.
- J. B. Finch.

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