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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: delegatus, from Latin legare 'to send as a representative'

delegate

1 noun
     
del‧e‧gate1 [countable]
someone who has been elected or chosen to speak, vote, or take decisions for a group [↪ representative]:
Around 350 delegates attended the conference.

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