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Definition of deligate

"deligate" is probably misspelled. Trying delegate instead Definition of delegate

1. delegate [ v ] transfer power to someone

Used in print:

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Have you considered delegating operational responsibility to your employee association and carefully restricting your plant 's financial contribution ?

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

The legislative mills have been grinding ever since , and when its cumbersome processes were no_longer adequate_to the task , a limited legislative authority was delegated in one form or another , to the executive .

Synonyms delegate depute Related Terms delegating delegacy

2. delegate [ v ] give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

Used in print:

(Frank Lorimer, Demographic Information on...)

A member of the IRSAC staff ( E._van de Walle ) was recently delegated to cooperate with AIMO in the development of demographic statistics in_this territory .

Synonyms assign designate delegate depute Related Terms appoint place transfer promote demote cast mandate post place cast regiment devolve task mandate assignment appointment delegating delegacy

3. delegate [ n ] a person appointed or elected to represent others

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(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

The wrong man in the wrong position , perhaps even in a junior position abroad , can be a source of great harm to our policy ; the attitudes of a U.N. delegate who experiences difficulty in finding adequate housing in New_York_City , or of a foreign diplomat in similar circumstances in our Capital , can be easily be directed against the United_States and all that it stands_for .

Synonyms delegate Related Terms representative apostolic_delegate

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