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Pronunciation:  `delu'geyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
  2. [n]  a group of representatives or delegates

DELEGATION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: commission, delegacy, delegating, deputation, deputation, mission, relegating, relegation
 See Also: authorisation, authorization, devolution, devolvement, diplomatic mission, embassy, empowerment, organisation, organization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Del`e*ga"tion\, n. [L. delegatio: cf. F.
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. (Rom. Law) 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. --Pothier.

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