Origin of delegation
Examples from the Web for delegation
But officials gave the delegation no specific commitments and made no concrete promises of increased U.S. assistance.Yazidis Face Genocide by ISIS After U.S. Turns Away|Josh Rogin|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There could only be one Wisconsin delegation, so the Republican National Committee would have to choose between the two factions.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1890, a delegation appointed by the Mississippi state legislature convened in Jackson to adopt a new state constitution.
Appropriately enough, Brunei sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia, to see how they implemented shariah there.
The French delegation pulled out from the events this weekend after his comments were made public.Rwanda Remembers 100 Days of Terror on Genocide’s 20th Anniversary|Nina Strochlic|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A delegation of the wives of the most prominent citizens waited upon her in Prague.Women of the Teutonic Nations|Hermann Schoenfeld
Mr. Nute, on behalf of the delegation, refused chairs that were offered by Mrs. Sproul.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
He was chosen a member of the Lowndes County delegation, but his name was erased from the list of delegates.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
In spite of a violent snow storm, the church was filled to overflowing, a delegation coming from Cambridge.Daughters of the Puritans|Seth Curtis Beach
Following him came five Lees in a chariot, then a delegation of Burwells, then two Digges in a chaise.Audrey|Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for delegation
Word Origin and History for delegation
1610s, "action of delegating" (earlier in this sense was delegacie, mid-15c.); perhaps a native formation, perhaps from French délégation, or directly from Latin delegationem (nominative delegatio) "assignment, delegation," noun of action from past participle stem of delegare (see delegate). Meaning "persons sent by commission" is from 1818; meaning "a state's elected representatives, taken collectively," is U.S. political usage from 1820s.