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DELEGATE, v.t. [L. To send.]

1. To send away; appropriately, to send on an embassy; to send with power to transact business, as a representative. The President delegated three commissioners to the court of St. Cloud.

2. To entrust; to commit; to deliver to anothers care and exercise; as, to delegate authority or power to an envoy, representative or judge.

DELEGATE, n.

1. A person appointed and sent by another with powers to transact business as his representative; a deputy; a commissioner; a vicar. In the United States, a person elected or appointed to represent a state or a district, in the Congress, or in a Convention for forming or altering a constitution.

2. In Great Britain, a commissioner appointed by the king, under the great seal, to hear and determine appeals from the ecclesiastical court. Hence the Court of Delegates is the great court of appeal in all ecclesiastical causes. It is used also for the court of appeals from that of the admiralty.

3. A layman appointed to attend an ecclesiastical council.

DELEGATE, a. Deputed; sent to act for or represent another; as a delegate judge.




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DELEGATE, v.t. [L. To send.]

1. To send away; appropriately, to send on an embassy; to send with power to transact business, as a representative. The President delegated three commissioners to the court of St. Cloud.

2. To entrust; to commit; to deliver to anothers care and exercise; as, to delegate authority or power to an envoy, representative or judge.

DELEGATE, n.

1. A person appointed and sent by another with powers to transact business as his representative; a deputy; a commissioner; a vicar. In the United States, a person elected or appointed to represent a state or a district, in the Congress, or in a Convention for forming or altering a constitution.

2. In Great Britain, a commissioner appointed by the king, under the great seal, to hear and determine appeals from the ecclesiastical court. Hence the Court of Delegates is the great court of appeal in all ecclesiastical causes. It is used also for the court of appeals from that of the admiralty.

3. A layman appointed to attend an ecclesiastical council.

DELEGATE, a. Deputed; sent to act for or represent another; as a delegate judge.


DEL'E-GATE, a.

Deputed; sent to act for or represent another; as, a delegate judge. – Taylor.


DEL'E-GATE, n.

  1. A person appointed and sent by another with powers to transact business as his representative; a deputy; a commissioner; a vicar. In the United States, a person elected or appointed to represent a state or a district, in the Congress, or in a Convention for forming or altering a constitution.
  2. In Great Britain, a commissioner appointed by the king, under the great seal, to hear and determine appeals from the ecclesiastical court. Hence the Court of Delegates is the great court of appeal in all ecclesiastical causes. It is used also for the court of appeals from that of the Admiralty. – Blackstone.
  3. A layman appointed to attend an ecclesiastical council.

DEL'E-GATE, v.t. [L. delego; de and lego, to send. See Legate.]

  1. To send away; appropriately, to send on an embassy; to send with power to transact business, as a representative. The President delegated three commissioners to the court of St. Cloud.
  2. To intrust; to commit; to deliver to another's care and exercise; as, to delegate authority or power to an envoy, representative or judge.

Del"e*gate
  1. Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
  2. Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.

    "Delegate power." Strype.
  3. To send as one's representative] to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
  4. One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.

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  5. To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.

    The delegated administration of the law. Locke.

    Delegated executive power. Bancroft.

    The power exercised by the legislature is the people's power, delegated by the people to the legislative. J. B. Finch.

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Delegate

DELEGATE, verb transitive [Latin To send.]

1. To send away; appropriately, to send on an embassy; to send with power to transact business, as a representative. The President delegated three commissioners to the court of St. Cloud.

2. To entrust; to commit; to deliver to anothers care and exercise; as, to delegate authority or power to an envoy, representative or judge.

DELEGATE, noun

1. A person appointed and sent by another with powers to transact business as his representative; a deputy; a commissioner; a vicar. In the United States, a person elected or appointed to represent a state or a district, in the Congress, or in a Convention for forming or altering a constitution.

2. In Great Britain, a commissioner appointed by the king, under the great seal, to hear and determine appeals from the ecclesiastical court. Hence the Court of Delegates is the great court of appeal in all ecclesiastical causes. It is used also for the court of appeals from that of the admiralty.

3. A layman appointed to attend an ecclesiastical council.

DELEGATE, adjective Deputed; sent to act for or represent another; as a delegate judge.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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