Variant of delegate
- a person authorized or sent to speak and act for others; representative, as at a convention
- ☆ Historical a representative of a U.S. Territory in the House of Representatives, with the right to speak but not to vote
- ☆ a member of a House of Delegates
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
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