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 Dictionary entry overview: What does delegation mean? 

  The noun DELEGATION has 2 senses:

1. a group of representatives or delegates
2. authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions

  Familiarity information: DELEGATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1delegation [BACK TO TOP]


A group of representatives or delegates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


deputation; delegation; delegacy; commission; mission

Hypernyms ("delegation" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delegation"):

diplomatic mission (a mission serving diplomatic ends)

embassy (an ambassador and his entourage collectively)

Sense 2delegation [BACK TO TOP]


Authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


delegating; relegating; relegation; delegation; deputation

Hypernyms ("delegation" is a kind of...):

authorisation; authorization; empowerment (the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delegation"):

devolution; devolvement (the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government))

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