Delegacy Del`e*ga*cy, n. [From {Delegate}, a.] 1. The act of delegating, or state of being delegated; deputed power. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

By way of delegacy or grand commission. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

2. A body of delegates or commissioners; a delegation. [Obs.] --Burton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • delegacy — /ˈdɛləgəsi/ (say deluhguhsee) noun (plural delegacies) 1. the position or commission of a delegate. 2. the sending or appointing of a delegate. 3. a body of delegates …   Australian English dictionary

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