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Word of the Day 06/10/17 Delegate

Delegate (noun, verb)
delegate [noun del-i-git, -geyt; verb del-i-geyt]
(previously 03-01-13)

noun
1. a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
2. (formerly) the representative of a Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.
3. a member of the lower house of the state legislature of Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia.

verb (used with object), delegated, delegating.
4. to send or appoint (a person) as deputy or representative.
5. to commit (powers, functions, etc.) to another as agent or deputy.

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5. entrust, assign, transfer.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English (noun) < Medieval Latin dēlēgātus, noun use of Latin: past participle of dēlēgāre to assign, equivalent to dē- de- + lēgātus deputed; see legate

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