delegation


delegation
del·e·ga·tion /ˌde-li-'gā-shən/ n
1: the act of delegating
2: a group of persons chosen to represent others

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

delegation
I (assignment) noun agency, agentship, appointment, authorization, charge, commission, commissioning, consigning, consignment, delegating, deputation, deputization, designation, devolution, entrusting, entrustment, giving over, investing with authority, investiture, license, mandate, ordination, procuration, proxyship, reference, referring, warrant associated concepts: delegation of authority, delegation of duty, delegation of governmental power, delegation of judicial power, delegation of legislative functions, delegation of legislative power, delegation of power foreign phrases:
- Vicarius non habet vicarium. — A deputy cannot have a deputy.
- Quod per me non possum, nee per alium. — What I cannot do myself, i cannot do through another
- Delegatas potestas non potest delegari. — A delegated power cannot be further delegated
- Delegatus non potest delegare. — A representative cannot delegate his authority.
II (envoy) noun body of delegates, body of representatives, commission, committee, delegates, deputies, embassy, legation, mission, people delegated, procuracy, representatives III index agency (commission), agency (legal relationship), appointment (act of designating), assignment (designation), charter (sanction), commission (agency), committee, constituency, decentralization, deputation (delegation), deputation (selection of delegates), designation (naming), devolution, embassy, mission, nomination

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


delegation
n.
(1) A group of representatives or delegates.
(2) The transfer of power by one branch of the government to another.

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


delegation
the assignment of a duty to another person or the grant of authority to another person to act on behalf of one or more others for agreed purposes. In general, an agent may not delegate (although delegation is permitted in certain limited circumstances).

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


delegation
n. The act of granting another the power to act on one's behalf in an official capacity; a group of delegates

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


delegation
A sending away; a putting into commission; the assignment of a debt to another; the entrusting of another with a general power to act for the good of those who depute him or her; a body of delegates. The transfer of authority by one person to another.
The body of delegates from a state to a national nominating convention or from a county to a state or other party convention. The whole body of delegates or representatives sent to a convention or assembly from one district, place, or political unit is collectively spoken of as a delegation.

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


delegation
A sending away; a putting into commission; the assignment of a debt to another; the entrusting of another with a general power to act for the good of those who depute him or her; a body of delegates. The transfer of authority by one person to another.
 
The body of delegates from a state to a national nominating convention or from a county to a state or other party convention. The whole body of delegates or representatives sent to a convention or assembly from one district, place, or political unit is collectively spoken of as a delegation.

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  • délégation — [ delegasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; de delegatio « procuration » I ♦ 1 ♦ Commission qui donne à qqn le droit d agir au nom d un autre. ⇒ mandat, procuration, représentation. Personne qui agit par délégation, en vertu d une délégation. ⇒ délégué. ♢… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Delegation — • A delegation is the commission to another of jurisdiction, which is to be exercised in the name of the person delegating. Jurisdiction is defined as the power of anyone who has public authority and pre eminence over others for their rule and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Delegation — (von frz. Délégation bzw. lat. delegare: „hinschicken, anvertrauen, übertragen“) steht in der Gesellschaft für Delegation (Abordnung), eine Gruppe von Geschäftsträgern Delegation (Organisationskonzept), ein Konzept der Arbeitsteilung in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Delegation — Délégation Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • delegation — del‧e‧ga‧tion [ˌdelˈgeɪʆn] noun 1. [countable] COMMERCE a group of people who officially represent a company, organization, government etc: • A delegation of British business executives has arrived in Cuba for trade talks. • The company s chief …   Financial and business terms

  • délégation — DÉLÉGATION. sub. f. Commission donnée à quelqu un pour connoître, pour juger, et généralement pour agir au nom d un autre.Délégation, se dit aussi d Un Acte par lequel on donne à une personne une somme à recevoir d une autre. Faire une délégation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • delegation — 1610s, action of delegating (earlier in this sense was delegacie, mid 15c.); perhaps a native formation, perhaps from Fr. délégation, or directly from L. delegationem (nom. delegatio) assignment, delegation, noun of action from pp. stem of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Delegation — Del e*ga tion, n. [L. delegatio: cf. F. d[ e]l[ e]gation.] 1. The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates. [1913 Webster] 2. One or more persons appointed or chosen, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delegation — [n1] assignment of responsibility appointment, apportioning, authorization, charge, commissioning, committal, consigning, consignment, conveyance, conveying, deputation, deputization, deputizing, devolution, entrustment, giving over, installation …   New thesaurus

  • delegation — Delegation. subst. f. v. Commission donnée à quelqu un pour connoistre, pour juger. Un Legat en France ne peut connoistre d aucune affaire en premiere instance par citation ny par delegation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française


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