Definition for DEL'E-GATE

DEL'E-GATE, v.t. [L. delego; de and lego, to send. See Legate.]

  1. To send away; appropriately, to send on an embassy; to send with power to transact business, as a representative. The President delegated three commissioners to the court of St. Cloud.
  2. To intrust; to commit; to deliver to another's care and exercise; as, to delegate authority or power to an envoy, representative or judge.

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