delegate
del·e·gate 1 /'de-li-gət/ n [Medieval Latin delegatus, from Latin, past participle of delegare to appoint, put in charge]: a person empowered to act on behalf of another: as
a: a person who is authorized to perform another's duties under a contract
b: a representative to a convention (as of a political party) or conference
c: a representative of a U.S. territory in the House of Representatives
d: a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia
del·e·gate 2 /'de-li-ˌgāt/ vb -gat·ed, -gat·ing
vt
1: to entrust or transfer (as power, authority, or responsibility) to another: as
a: to transfer (one's contractual duties) to another
b: to empower a body (as an administrative agency) to perform (a governmental function) see also nondelegation doctrine
2: to appoint as one's representative
vi: to transfer responsibility or authority

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

delegate
I verb accord, accredit, allocate, allot, appoint, appoint as agent, appoint as representative, assign, assign a duty, assign power of attorney to, assign to a position, authorize, authorize formally, authorize to represent, award, bestow, call upon, charge, charge with an errand, charter, choose, commission, commit, commit powers to another, commit to the hands of, committere, confer power on, confide, confide for care, confide for use, consign, convey, credere, delegare, deliver, deliver in trust, deliver over, deposit with, depute, designate, designate to a post, despatch, detail, devolve on, dispatch, employ, empower, empower to act for another, enable, engage, entitle, entrust, entrust to the care of another, give, give a mandate, give a responsibility to, give authority to, give employment, give in charge, give in trust, give power, give power of attorney, give to, hand over, hire, hold responsible, impose a duty, impower, instate, intitle, intrust, invest, invest with authoritative power, license, make someone a trustee of, make someone guardian of, mandare, name, name to fill an appointment, nominate, oblige, offer a job to, offer a post, order, parcel out to, place in an office, place in charge of, place trust in, put in commission, put in one's hands, put in safekeeping, qualify, refer, relegate, sanction, select, send, send as deputy, send on a commission, send on a mission, send on an errand, send out, substitute, swear in, transfer, transmit, trust with, turn over to, vest in, warrant associated concepts: delegated legislative function, delegated power, delegated state function, delegation of authority II index agent, appoint, assign (designate), charge (empower), commit (entrust), conduit (intermediary), deliver, deputy, detail (assign), employ (engage services), empower, entrust, executor, factor (commission merchant), functionary, hire, induct, intermediary, invest (vest), liaison, medium, plenipotentiary, proctor, procurator, proxy, relegate, remand, replacement, representative (proxy), spokesman, substitute

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


delegate
v.
To entrust someone with a task or responsibility; to transfer one’s authority to another person.
n.
A person appointed to act for someone else; a person elected or appointed to represent others at a conference or assembly.
adj.
delegable

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


delegate

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


delegate
1) To assign authority to another.
2) A person chosen to attend a convention, conference, or meeting on behalf of an organization, constituency, interest group, or business.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


delegate
1 n. One who acts on behalf of one or more others in an official capacity.
2 v. The act of granting another the power to act on one's behalf.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


delegate
A person who is appointed, authorized, delegated, or commissioned to act in the place of another. Transfer of authority from one to another. A person to whom affairs are committed by another.
A person elected or appointed to be a member of a representative assembly. Usually spoken of one sent to a special or occasional assembly or convention. Person selected by a constituency and authorized to act for it at a party or state political convention.
As a verb, it means to transfer authority from one person to another; to empower one to perform a task in behalf of another, e.g., a landlord may delegate an agent to collect rents.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


delegate
A person who is appointed, authorized, delegated, or commissioned to act in the place of another. Transfer of authority from one to another. A person to whom affairs are committed by another.
 
A person elected or appointed to be a member of a representative assembly. Usually spoken of one sent to a special or occasional assembly or convention. Person selected by a constituency and authorized to act for it at a party or state political convention.
 
As a verb, it means to transfer authority from one person to another; to empower one to perform a task in behalf of another, e.g., a landlord may delegate an agent to collect rents.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

delegate
   1) v. to assign authority to another.
   2) n. a person chosen to attend a convention, conference or meeting on behalf of an organization, constituency, interest group or business.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • delegate — ► NOUN 1) a person sent to represent others, in particular at a conference. 2) a member of a committee. ► VERB 1) entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person. 2) authorize (someone) to act as a representative. DERIVATIVES delegator …   English terms dictionary

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  • Delegate — For other uses, see Delegate (disambiguation). A delegate is a person who speaks or acts on behalf of an organization (e.g., a government, a charity, an NGO, or a trade union) at a meeting or conference between organizations of the same level… …   Wikipedia

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