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  • An act of delegating.
  • A group of delegates used to discuss issues with an opponent.
  • (computing): A method dispatching technique describing the lookup and inheritance rules for self-referential calls.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

DELEGATION, n. In American politics, an article of merchandise that
comes in sets.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Del`e*ga"tion (?), n. [L. delegatio: cf. F. délégation.] 1. The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates.

2. One or more persons appointed or chosen, and commissioned to represent others, as in a convention, in Congress, etc.; the collective body of delegates; as, the delegation from Massachusetts; a deputation.

3. (Rom. Law) A kind of novation by which a debtor, to be liberated from his creditor, gives him a third person, who becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or to the person appointed by him. Pothier.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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