Delegation meaning

dĕlĭ-gāshən
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The definition of a delegation is a group of people who have been tasked with a specific job or given a specific purpose, or the act of assigning a specific task or purpose to a person or group of people.

When a group of steel workers are assigned to represent all steel workers in union talks, this group is an example of a delegation.

When a boss assigns tasks to his employees, this is an example of delegation.

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The act of granting another the power to act on one’s behalf in an official capacity; a group of delegates.
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(computing): A method dispatching technique describing the lookup and inheritance rules for self-referential calls.
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A body of delegates.
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(law): A contract whereby the original debtor substitutes a new debtor in his stead, with the creditor’s permission.
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A person or group of persons officially elected or appointed to represent another or others.
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A group of delegates used to discuss issues with an opponent.
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An act of delegating.
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A delegating or being delegated.
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Origin of delegation

  • Latin delegatio: confer French délégation.

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