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 for delegate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delegate \Del"e*gate\, a. [L. delegatus, p. p.]
     Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate
     judge. "Delegate power." --Strype.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delegate \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.
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     2. To intrust to the care or management of another; to
        transfer; to assign; to commit.
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              The delegated administration of the law. --Locke.
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              Delegated executive power.            --Bancroft.
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              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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delegate \Del"e*gate\, n. [L. delegatus, p. p. of delegare to
     send, delegate; de- + legare to send with a commission, to
     depute. See Legate.]
     1. Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed
        to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a
        commissioner; a vicar.
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        (a) One elected by the people of a territory to represent
            them in Congress, where he has the right of debating,
            but not of voting.
        (b) One sent by any constituency to act as its
            representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a
            convention for nominating officers, or for forming or
            altering a constitution. [U.S.]
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     Court of delegates, formerly, the great court of appeal
        from the archbishops' courts and also from the court of
        admiralty. It is now abolished, and the privy council is
        the immediate court of appeal in such cases. [Eng.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person appointed or elected to represent others
      v 1: transfer power to someone [syn: delegate, depute]
      2: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task
         to (a person) [syn: delegate, designate, depute,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "delegate":
     accredit, agent, alternate, ambassador, appoint, ascribe, assign,
     authorize, buck, catchpole, charge, charter, choose, commend,
     commissar, commissary, commission, commissionaire, commissioner,
     commit, confide, consign, depute, deputize, deputy, designate,
     designate an agent, detach, detail, devolute, devolve,
     devolve upon, emissary, empower, enfeoff, entrust, envoy, factor,
     give, give in charge, give in trust, go-between, hand on,
     hand over, herald, infeudate, legate, license, mandate, messenger,
     minister, mission, mouthpiece, name, nominate, pass on, pass over,
     pick, plenipotentiary, post, proxy, relegate, remand, remit,
     replacement, representative, secretary, select, send out,
     spokesman, spokesperson, spokeswoman, stand-in, substitute,
     surrogate, transfer, trust, warrant

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