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delegation

DELEGATION, n.

1. A sending away; the act of putting in commission, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate.

The duties of religion cannot be performed by delegation.

2. Th persons deputed to act for another, or for others. Thus, the representatives of Massachusetts in Congress are called the delegation, or whole delegation.

3. In the civil law, the assignment of a debt to another, as when a debtor appoints his debtor to answer to the creditor in his place.



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DELEGATION, n.

1. A sending away; the act of putting in commission, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate.

The duties of religion cannot be performed by delegation.

2. Th persons deputed to act for another, or for others. Thus, the representatives of Massachusetts in Congress are called the delegation, or whole delegation.

3. In the civil law, the assignment of a debt to another, as when a debtor appoints his debtor to answer to the creditor in his place.

DEL-E-GA'TION, n.

  1. A sending away; the act of putting in commission, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate. – Burke. The duties of religion can not be performed by delegation. – S. Miller.
  2. The person deputed to act for another, or for others. Thus, the representatives of Massachusetts in Congress are called the delegation, or whole delegation.
  3. In the civil law, the assignment of a debt to another, as when a debtor appoints his debtor to answer to the creditor in his place.

Del`e*ga"tion
  1. The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates.
  2. One or more persons appointed or chosen, and commissioned to represent others, as in a convention, in Congress, etc.; the collective body of delegates; as, the delegation from Massachusetts; a deputation.
  3. A kind of novation by which a debtor, to be liberated from his creditor, gives him a third person, who becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or to the person appointed by him.

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Delegation

DELEGATION, noun

1. A sending away; the act of putting in commission, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate.

The duties of religion cannot be performed by delegation

2. Th persons deputed to act for another, or for others. Thus, the representatives of Massachusetts in Congress are called the delegation or whole delegation

3. In the civil law, the assignment of a debt to another, as when a debtor appoints his debtor to answer to the creditor in his place.

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importance

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.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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evaporate

EVAP'ORATE, v.i. [L. evaporo; e and vaporo, from vapor, which see.]

1. To pass off in vapor, as a fluid; to escape and be dissipated, either in visible vapor, or in particles too minute to be visible. Fluids when heated often evaporate in visible steam; but water, on the surface of the earth, generally evaporates in an imperceptible manner.

2. To escape or pass off without effect; to be dissipated; to be wasted. Arguments evaporate in words. The spirit of a writer often evaporates in translating.

EVAP'ORATE, v.t. To convert or resolve a fluid into vapor, which is specifically lighter than the air; to dissipate in fumes, steam, or minute particles. Heat evaporates water at every point of temperature, from 32 degrees to 212 degrees, the boiling point, of Fahrenheit. A north west wind, in New England, evaporates water and dries the earth more rapidly, than the heat alone of a summer's day.

1. To give vent to; to pour out in words or sound.

EVAP'ORATE, a. Dispersed in vapors.

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