noun, plural del·e·ga·cies.

the position or commission of a delegate.
the appointing or sending of a delegate.
a body of delegates; delegation.
(at Oxford University) a permanent committee charged with certain duties.

Origin of delegacy

First recorded in 1525–35; deleg(ate) + -acy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for delegacy


noun plural -cies

  1. an elected standing committee at some British universities
  2. a department or institute of a universitya delegacy of Education
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