Delegation
Delegation Del`e*ga"tion, n. [L. delegatio: cf. F. d['e]l['e]gation.] 1. The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates. [1913 Webster]

2. One or more persons appointed or chosen, and commissioned to represent others, as in a convention, in Congress, etc.; the collective body of delegates; as, the delegation from Massachusetts; a deputation. [1913 Webster]

3. (Rom. Law) A kind of novation by which a debtor, to be liberated from his creditor, gives him a third person, who becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or to the person appointed by him. --Pothier. [1913 Webster]


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  • Delegation — • A delegation is the commission to another of jurisdiction, which is to be exercised in the name of the person delegating. Jurisdiction is defined as the power of anyone who has public authority and pre eminence over others for their rule and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Delegation — (von frz. Délégation bzw. lat. delegare: „hinschicken, anvertrauen, übertragen“) steht in der Gesellschaft für Delegation (Abordnung), eine Gruppe von Geschäftsträgern Delegation (Organisationskonzept), ein Konzept der Arbeitsteilung in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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