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(computing) A type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer.
Middle English delegat from Medieval Latin dēlēgātus from past participle of dēlēgāre to dispatch Latin dē- de- Latin lēgāre to send leg- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French delegat, from Latin delegatus.
A delegate must be a member of the association.
He was a prominent member of the Republican party, and in 1861 was a delegate to the Peace Conference in Washington.
In 1778 he was chosen a delegate to Congress, but declined to serve.
He was overwhelmed, but he wasn't ready to delegate – not to her, anyway.
They could not delegate the service on pain of death.
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