delegacy

[ del-i-guh-see ]
/ ˈdɛl ɪ gə si /

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.

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Origin of delegacy

First recorded in 1525–35; deleg(ate) + -acy
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British Dictionary definitions for delegacy

delegacy
/ (ˈdɛlɪɡəsɪ) /

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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