Del"e*gate(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delegated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Delegating (?).] 1. To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
2. To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.
The delegated administration of the law.Locke.
Delegated executive power.Bancroft.
The power exercised by the legislature is the people's power, delegated by the people to the legislative.J. B. Finch.
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