1. [ verb ] transfer power to someone
Synonyms: depute
Related terms: delegating delegacy
2. [ verb ] give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Synonyms: assign designate depute
Related terms: appoint place transfer promote demote cast mandate post place cast regiment devolve task mandate assignment appointment delegating delegacy
3. [ noun ] a person appointed or elected to represent others
Related terms: representative apostolic_delegate
Similar spelling:   delegation