Definitions for Delegationˌdɛl ɪˈgeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission(noun)

    a group of representatives or delegates

  2. delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation, deputation(noun)

    authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions


  1. delegation(Noun)

    An act of delegating.

  2. delegation(Noun)

    A group of delegates used to discuss issues with an opponent.

  3. delegation(Noun)

    : A method dispatching technique describing the lookup and inheritance rules for self-referential calls.

  4. delegation(Noun)

    : A contract whereby the original debtor substitutes a new debtor in his stead, with the creditoru2019s permission.

  5. Origin: delegatio: confer French délégation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delegation(noun)

    the act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates

  2. Delegation(noun)

    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

  3. Delegation(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [L. delegatio: cf. F. dlgation.]


  1. Delegation

    Delegation is the partnership of authority and responsibility to another person to carry out specific activities. It is one of the core concepts of management leadership. However the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work. Delegation empowers a subordinate to make decisions, i.e. it is a shift of decision-making authority from one organizational level to a lower one. Delegation, if properly done, is not abdication. The opposite of effective delegation is micromanagement, where a manager provides too much input, direction, and review of delegated work. In general, delegation is good and can save money and time, help in building skills, and motivate people. Poor delegation, on the other hand, might cause frustration, and confusion to all the involved parties. Delegation in IT network is also an evolving field. Also see Context aware delegation.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Delegation' in Nouns Frequency: #1991

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Olivier Saldago:

    This week there was a big delegation for the peace process at the Radisson hotel in Bamako.

  2. An Afghan government official:

    The president has appointed a delegation to investigate all logistics contracts, including fuel.

  3. Javid Faisal:

    The delegation will request the Iranian government to extend the visas for at least one more year.

  4. Reyad Yassin Abdullah:

    Unfortunately the Houthi delegation did not allow us to really reach all progress as we expected... But it does n’t mean that we have failed.

  5. Roberto Garcia Moritan:

    [On] more than one occasion he was threatened by Iran’s delegation, [Nisman] was not only a meticulous, serious man, but also a very brave one.

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