delegating delegating  /ˈdɛ lə ˌɡeɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions

Usage(s):

  1. His campaign emphasized delegating power to the states, turning welfare programs over to private charities and fighting illegal immigration.
  2. But delegating to your team is a great thing when your team agrees on the plan; when your advisers disagree, it's a recipe for inaction.
  3. At 64, Irving runs his businesses like fiefs, delegating bits of authority only to his three sons, who range in age from 32 to 36.

News

  • Germany loses its longest word

    The German language has one less long word to worry about. "Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz," a 65-letter word meaning "law delegating beef label monitoring," has been dropped following changes to European Union law regulating the testing of cattle, the BBC reports. The so-called "tapeworm" word—common in Germany—was introduced in 1999 during the bovine ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: The Sideshow via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "With ElectraCard Services's growing business requirements, it has become crucial for us to merge our high dependency on IT with business goals in the current business context. We feel confident delegating this responsibility to IBM who has the...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Ramesh Krishnan Source: IndUS Business Journal

  2. "Lane's been real good about delegating and giving responsibility to Rob and myself to help coordinate together," Knapp said. "He even told us last night, 'Hey Greg, why don't you plan out the next three days here of training camp before we...
    on Aug 13, 2007 By: Greg Knapp Source: ABC News

  3. James Madison, Father of the Constitution, said it's because: "Of all the enemies to liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.......... (Delegating) such powers (to the president)...
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: James Madison Source: Mathaba.Net

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