What does Delegation mean?

Definitions for Delegationˌdɛl ɪˈgeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Delegation.

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delegation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delegation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

    We are finalizing the delegation and will announce [it] soon.

  2. Olivier Saldago:

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

  3. An Afghan government official:

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

  4. Javid Faisal:

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

  5. George Sabra of the HNC:

    All the while real steps aren't taken on the ground in Syria, the participation of the delegation of the HNC will remain suspended.

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