delegation of authority meaning, delegation of authority definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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delegation

  

      n  
1    a person or group chosen to represent another or others  
2    the act of delegating or state of being delegated  
3      (U.S. politics)   all the members of Congress from one state  
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adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
o.
A virtual institution in cyberspace with authority to adjudicate the cyber disputes or claims
[Leg.];[Tech.] a virtual institution for providing justice for online disputes
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.

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