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Pronunciation /ˈdɛlɪɡət/ /ˈdɛlɪɡeɪt/
1 A person sent or authorized to represent others, in particular an elected representative sent to a conference.
1.1 A member of a committee.
[with object]
1 Entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself.
1.1 with object and infinitive Send or authorize (someone) to do something as a representative.

Late Middle English from Latin delegatus ‘sent on a commission’, from the verb delegare, from de- ‘down’ + legare ‘depute’.


Do not delegate responsibility to me. Thanks!

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