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Definition of Delegation

Delegation

  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. 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.

Delegation Quotations

People and organizations don't grow much without delegation and completed staff work because they are confined to the capacities of the boss and reflect both personal strengths and weaknesses.
Stephen Covey

The first rule of management is delegation. Don't try and do everything yourself because you can't.
Anthea Turner

I don't have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else's lap doesn't just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive.
John Ortberg

Yesterday I, along with a bipartisan Congressional Delegation of lawmakers, inspected the detention facilities at Guantanamo used to house individuals detained in the War on Terrorism.
Jim Ryun

To handle the economy and services in a country like Iraq requires delegation of authority and the choice of competent people.
Ahmed Chalabi
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Delegation Translations

delegation in Danish is delegation
delegation in Dutch is afvaardiging, delegatie
delegation in German is Delegation {f}, Abordnung {f}
delegation in Swedish is delegation

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