Definition for DEL-E-GA'TION


  1. A sending away; the act of putting in commission, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate. – Burke. The duties of religion can not be performed by delegation. – S. Miller.
  2. The person deputed to act for another, or for others. Thus, the representatives of Massachusetts in Congress are called the delegation, or whole delegation.
  3. In the civil law, the assignment of a debt to another, as when a debtor appoints his debtor to answer to the creditor in his place.

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