de legate

delegate

[n. del-i-git, -geyt; v. del-i-geyt]
noun
1.
a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
2.
(formerly) the representative of a Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.
3.
a member of the lower house of the state legislature of Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia.
verb (used with object), delegated, delegating.
4.
to send or appoint (a person) as deputy or representative.
5.
to commit (powers, functions, etc.) to another as agent or deputy.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (noun) < Medieval Latin dēlēgātus, noun use of Latin: past participle of dēlēgāre to assign, equivalent to dē- de- + lēgātus deputed; see legate

delegatee [del-i-guh-tee] , noun
delegator [del-i-gey-ter] , noun
nondelegate, noun
predelegate, noun, verb, predelegated, predelegating.
redelegate, verb (used with object), redelegated, redelegating.
subdelegate, noun
subdelegate, verb (used with object), subdelegated, subdelegating.
undelegated, adjective


5. entrust, assign, transfer.
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delegate
 
n
1.  a person chosen or elected to act for or represent another or others, esp at a conference or meeting
2.  (US) government a representative of a territory in the US House of Representatives
 
vb
3.  to give or commit (duties, powers, etc) to another as agent or representative; depute
4.  (tr) to send, authorize, or elect (a person) as agent or representative
5.  chiefly (US) (tr) to assign (a person owing a debt to oneself) to one's creditor in substitution for oneself
 
[C14: from Latin dēlēgāre to send on a mission, from lēgāre to send, depute; see legate]
 
delegable
 
adj

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delegate
late 14c., from L. delegatus, pp. of delegare "to send as a representative," from de- "from, away" + legare "send with a commission." The verb is from 1520s.
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