Delegate Del"e*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delegated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delegating}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit. [1913 Webster]

The delegated administration of the law. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Delegated executive power. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

The power exercised by the legislature is the people's power, delegated by the people to the legislative. --J. B. Finch. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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