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.
, designate an agent
, devolve upon
, give in charge
, give in trust
, hand on
, hand over
, pass on
, pass over
, send out