To delegate is defined as to assign a task to someone else or to give authority to someone else.(verb)
An example of delegate is when you tell someone to get your mail for you.
The definition of a delegate is a representative authorized to speak or act for others.(noun)
An example of a delegate is a politician who speaks on behalf of a group of people.
See delegate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME delegat < ML delegatus < pp. of L delegare, to send from one place to another, appoint, assign < de-, from + legare, to send: see legate
See delegate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English delegat
Origin: , from Medieval Latin dēlēgātus
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of dēlēgāre, to dispatch
Origin: : Latin dē-, de-
Origin: + Latin lēgāre, to send; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
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