delegation delegation  /ˌdɛ lə ˈɡeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Washington's official delegation has emerged as the chief spoiler in moves to take meaningful action on climate change.
  2. The irony of the delegation's reception at the camp is overwhelming.
  3. In each case, one delegation will be predominantly for Taft, the other mostly for Eisenhower.

News

  1. Congressional Delegation Monitoring Case Of Missing Okla. Valedictorian

    Oklahoma's Congressional delegation is stepping up to help in the search of an Oklahoma City teenager missing in Ecuador.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: News On 6 Tulsa

  2. Chinese delegation visits New Vision Cooperative at Brewster

    A large delegation of Chinese swine technology specialists visited New Vision Cooperative in Brewster on Friday afternoon. They toured the feed mill as well as the fertilizer plant located along Minnesota State Highway 60 just west of Brewster.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Fulda Free Press

  3. Kansas delegation splits on doomed farm bill

    The Kansas delegation in the House voted a split ticket Thursday when the trillion-dollar farm bill failed to gain passage amid bipartisan consternation with spending on the food stamp program. U.S. Rep.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Quotes

  1. Politico reports in a separate story that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said the health care bill is full of "bribes, deals and loopholes. ...... California's congressional delegation should either vote against this bill that is a disaster...
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Kaiser Health News

  2. "I will continue to aggressively lobby Kentucky's congressional delegation to make sure they understand the critical need the commonwealth has for both the Medicaid extension and unemployment assistance extension," Beshear said in a statement.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Steve Beshear Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "It is impossible to describe the depth of our sadness and shock in this tragic hour," said USOC Chairman Peter Ueberroth. "Our delegation comes to the games as a family, and when one member of our family suffers a loss, we all grieve with...
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Peter Ueberroth Source: USA Today

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subordinate subordinate
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