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Delegate

A person who is appointed, authorized, delegated, or commissioned to act in the place of another. Transfer of authority from one to another. A person to whom affairs are committed by another.

A person elected or appointed to be a member of a representative assembly. Usually spoken of one sent to a special or occasional assembly or convention. Person selected by a constituency and authorized to act for it at a party or state political convention.

As a verb, it means to transfer authority from one person to another; to empower one to perform a task in behalf of another, e.g., a landlord may delegate an agent to collect rents.

delegate

1) v. to assign authority to another. 2) n. a person chosen to attend a convention, conference or meeting on behalf of an organization, constituency, interest group or business.

delegate

see DELEGATION.

DELEGATE. A person elected by the people of a territory of the United States, to congress, who has a seat in congress, and a right of debating, but not of voting. Ordinance of July, 13, 1787, 3 Story's L. U. S. 2076.
     2. The delegates from the territories of the United States are entitled to send and receive letters, free of postage, on the same terms and conditions as members of the senate and house of representatives of the United States; and also to the same compensation as is allowed to members of the senate and house of representatives. Act of February 18, 1802, 2 Story, L. U. S. 828.
     3. A delegate is also a person elected to some deliberative assembly, usually one for the nomination of officers.
     4. In contracts, a delegate is one who is authorized by another in the name of the latter; an attorney.

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En materia de servicios publicos domiciliarios, debe resaltarse que la regulacion--como funcion presidencial delegable en las referidas comisiones--no es lo que ha considerado alguna parte de la doctrina, es decir, un instrumento normativo para "completar la ley", o para llenar los espacios que ella pueda haber dejado, y menos para sustituir al legislador si este nada ha dispuesto, pues ello significaria la inaceptable y perniciosa posibilidad de entregar al Presidente de la Republica--y, mas grave todavia, a sus delegatarios--atribuciones de legislador extraordinario, distintas a las senaladas por la Carta, en manifiesta contravencion de los postulados del Estado de Derecho, [...]
at 3 (quantifying delegable environmental programs such as the CWA, CAA, and SMCRA programs, as well as programs implementing numerous other environmental laws).
En ese orden de ideas, la Corte Constitucional (6) ha dicho que "corresponde a los ministros exclusivamente desarrollar la funcion de gobierno consistente en concurrir a la formacion de las leyes mediante la presentacion de proyectos de ley, obviamente en asuntos que correspondan a sus respectivas competencias", sin que tal atribucion pueda ser delegable y ni siquiera ejercida por los directores de los departamentos administrativos, por tratarse de una responsabilidad tipicamente ministerial que compromete la politica general del Gobierno en la correspondiente materia.
A better approach to species protection in the delegable NPDES program is for EPA to continue to consult in its oversight role of state-issued permits.
Distribuir el gasto oficial en los niveles provinciales de gobierno fue el objetivo central de dicha transformacion, situacion que se advierte cuando se descubre lo facilmente delegable que fueron la gestion y el financiamiento directo de la educacion.
The plans are delegable, enabling a collaborative problem solving.
De estos 34 alumnos, 15% senala la fase de planificacion como no delegable, 15% senala la fase de valoracion, y en porcentajes menores se senalan el diagnostico y la ejecucion.
Olson divides the president's powers into two categories: those functions vested in him by law that, under the Constitution and statutes, with minor limitations, he may delegate, and those "inherent" powers vested in him by the Constitution that are not delegable (Olson 1981, 95).
States now operate 75 percent of the delegable programs--Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, etc.
Lo interesante del resultado anterior deriva del hecho que todos los agentes, independiente de las preferencias, estaran de acuerdo en que el portafolio M sera el portafolio de activos riesgosos a combinar con posiciones en el activo libre de riesgo y, por lo tanto, la decision de conformacion de la cartera M sera una decision tecnica delegable en un administrador profesional de carteras.
* Delegable time-Tasks you could delegate to support staff