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Delegate

Del´e`gate
n.1.Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
2.One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.
Court of delegates
formerly, the great court of appeal from the archbishops' courts and also from the court of admiralty. It is now abolished, and the privy council is the immediate court of appeal in such cases.
a.1.Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.
v. t.1.To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
[imp. & p. p. Delegated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Delegating .]
2.To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.
Noun1.delegate - a person appointed or elected to represent others
Verb1.delegate - transfer power to someone
Synonyms: depute
2.delegate - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Synonyms: assign, designate, depute

DELEGATE. A person elected by the people of a territory of the United States, to congress, who has a seat in congress, and a right of debating, but not of voting. Ordinance of July, 13, 1787, 3 Story's L. U. S. 2076.
     2. The delegates from the territories of the United States are entitled to send and receive letters, free of postage, on the same terms and conditions as members of the senate and house of representatives of the United States; and also to the same compensation as is allowed to members of the senate and house of representatives. Act of February 18, 1802, 2 Story, L. U. S. 828.
     3. A delegate is also a person elected to some deliberative assembly, usually one for the nomination of officers.
     4. In contracts, a delegate is one who is authorized by another in the name of the latter; an attorney.

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