Definition of delegacy in English:



  • treated as singular or plural A body of delegates; a committee or delegation.

    • ‘Vice-President Jiaan Cheng, and relevant professors, had a discussion and exchange with the delegacies.’
    • ‘Hopefully, under his leadership, the network and number of delegacies will expand and become still more active.’
    • ‘The city sent a delegation of men with the body, and they were met by a delegacies in Chicago who took his body the rest of the way home to South Bend, Indiana.’
    • ‘The delegacy admired that Suzhou had made great efforts to the science prevalence in community and school.’
    • ‘Time passé away; my life of school teaching ended, to be followed by more than twenty years, not quite at an end, of school examining for the Oxford and Cambridge delegacies.’
    • ‘Many inconspicuous moves to subordinate independent delegacies to Council have slipped through.’
    delegation, legation, commission, committee, mission, diplomatic mission
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Late Middle English: from delegate, on the pattern of the pair prelate, prelacy.