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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELEGATION

If we succeed a delegation will come to Rouen this afternoon.

There is before me a motion presented by the Peruvian delegation.

They then sent a delegation to the signory, directing that they grant their demands.

The hands were shaken, and the train bore the Atkins delegation away.

We makes a break for the dressin'-room about then, and the delegation clears out.

"They must expect a delegation of their own friends," guessed Marjorie.

Obray of Erskyll was staring at the delegation and saying, "Slaves!"

They watched the delegation back out, with the honor-guard following.

She read it silently and passed it on to the rest of the delegation.

"It is tails," he announced, and the Arab delegation broke into happy shouts.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "action of delegating" (earlier in this sense was delegacie, mid-15c.); perhaps a native formation, perhaps from French délégation, or directly from Latin delegationem (nominative delegatio) "assignment, delegation," noun of action from past participle stem of delegare (see delegate). Meaning "persons sent by commission" is from 1818; meaning "a state's elected representatives, taken collectively," is U.S. political usage from 1820s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DELEGATION

commission

noungroup working together toward goal

commissions

noungroup working together toward goal
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