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delegacy

[del-i-guh-see] /ˈdɛl ɪ gə si/
noun, plural delegacies.
1.
the position or commission of a delegate.
2.
the appointing or sending of a delegate.
3.
a body of delegates; delegation.
4.
(at Oxford University) a permanent committee charged with certain duties.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; deleg(ate) + -acy
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British Dictionary definitions for delegacy

delegacy

/ˈdɛlɪɡəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
a less common word for delegation (sense 1), delegation (sense 2)
2.
  1. an elected standing committee at some British universities
  2. a department or institute of a university: a delegacy of Education
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