noun | \ ˈde-li-gət \ | del·e·gate
  1. a : a person who is authorized to perform another's duties under a contract

    b : a representative to a convention (as of a political party) or conference

    c : a representative of a U.S. territory in the House of Representatives

    d : a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia


verb | \ ˈde-li-ˌgāt \ | del·e·gate
  1. a : to transfer (one's contractual duties) to another

    b : to empower a body (as an administrative agency) to perform (a governmental function) — see also nondelegation doctrine

  1. : to appoint as one's representative

    : to transfer responsibility or authority