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Delegate \Del"e*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delegated; p. pr. & vb. n. Delegating.]

  1. To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.

  2. To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.

    The delegated administration of the law.

    Delegated executive power.

    The power exercised by the legislature is the people's power, delegated by the people to the legislative.
    --J. B. Finch.


vb. (en-past of: delegate)

Usage examples of "delegated".

Congress of the Constitution is only the legislative department of the General Government, with powers strictly defined and expressly limited to those delegated by the States.

The Congress of the Constitution is expressly prohibited from the assumption of any power not distinctly and specifically delegated to it as the legislative branch of an organized government.

Constitution, and as a State be admitted into the Union, and that no legislation by Congress should be permitted to interfere with the free exercise of that will when so expressed, was but the announcement of the fact so firmly established in the Constitution, that sovereignty resided alone in the States, and that Congress had only delegated powers.

The General Government of the Union is composed of three departments, of which the Congress is the legislative branch, and which is checked by the revisory power of the judiciary, and the veto power of the Executive, and, above all, is expressly limited in legislation to powers expressly delegated by the States.

Constitution, and to the employment of means not authorized by the powers which the States had delegated to the Federal Government.

State retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States in Congress assembled.

The Congress exercised all the executive as well as legislative powers delegated by the States.

State in the Union shall respectively retain every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Constitution delegated to the Congress of the United States or to the departments of the General Government.

Government of the United States were strictly limited to the exercise of such powers as were expressly delegated, and that the people of the several States retained all others.

The supremacy was both in degree and extent only that which was delegated by the States to their common agent.

It is by virtue of this sovereignty alone that the Government, its authorized agent, commands the obedience of the individual citizen, to the extent of its derivative, dependent, and delegated authority.

Federal Government is entitled to exercise only the powers delegated to it by the people of the respective States.

So far from being against the Constitution or incompatible with it, we contend that, if the right to secede is not prohibited to the States, and no power to prevent it expressly delegated to the United States, it remains as reserved to the States or the people, from whom all the powers of the General Government were derived.

States to resume the powers delegated by them to the common agency, was not left without positive and ample assertion, even at a period when it had never been denied.

Constitution are fatal to the reservation of sovereignty by the States, the Constitution furnishes a conclusive answer in the amendment which was coeval with the adoption of the instrument, and which declares that all powers not delegated to the Government of the Union were reserved to the States or to the people.