Delegate

Delegate in United States

Delegate Definition

Lat. deligere, to choose from). One authorized by another to act in his name; an agent or attorney. A person elected, by the people of an organized territory of the United States, to congress, who has a seat in congress, and a right of debating, but not of voting. Ord. July 13, 1787 (3 Story, U.S. Laws, 2076). A person elected to any deliberative assembly. It is, however, in this sense generally limited to occasional assemblies, such as conventions, and the like, and does not usually apply to permanent bodies, as houses of assembly, etc.

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Lat. deligere, to choose from). One authorized by another to act in his name; an agent or attorney. A person elected, by the people of an organized territory of the United States, to congress, who has a seat in congress, and a right of debating, but not of voting. Ord. July 13, 1787 (3 Story, U.S. Laws, 2076). A person elected to any deliberative assembly. It is, however, in this sense generally limited to occasional assemblies, such as conventions, and the like, and does not usually apply to permanent bodies, as houses of assembly, etc.

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This definition of Delegate Is based on the The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . This definition needs to be proofread..

Concept of Delegate in Political Science

The following is a very basic definition of Delegate in relation to the election system and the U.S Congress: A person chosen to speak or act for another person or group

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    Giuliani Delegates: Giuliani, Badillo, Ognibene (Not Oddo, Gallagher) [updated]., The New York Observer (New York, NY); January 2, 2008

    Delegate duties, parliamentary procedure at Congress., AORN Journal; January 1, 1999

    Delegate duties, parliamentary procedure at Congress. (Delegate Duties)., AORN Journal; January 1, 2002

    Delegate duties and parliamentary procedures at AORN’s 51st Congress., AORN Journal; January 1, 2004

    Delegate duties and parliamentary procedures at AORN’s 52nd Congress.(Delegate Duties)(Association of Operating Room Nurses), AORN Journal; January 1, 2005

    Delegates fail to pass controversy-filled draft constitution, Virgin Islands Daily News; May 14, 2009; MEGAN POINSKI

    Delegates Predict Fall Majority for None; Poll Finds Party Elite Differing Substantially From Rank and File on Issues, The Washington Post; July 12, 1992; Richard Morin

    DELEGATES MORE RACIALLY, ETHNICALLY DIVERSE, The Boston Globe (Boston, MA); August 31, 2004; Susan Milligan, Globe staff

    Delegates speak on hot issues, Canadian Mennonite; July 30, 2007; Dyck, Tim Miller

    GOP delegates deluged, Deseret News (Salt Lake City); April 1, 2004; Bob Bernick Jr. Deseret Morning News

    Delegates Focus on Variety of Internal Aafp Issues during Reference Committee Hearings, States News Service; October 19, 2012

    Delegates will cast the final vote, Glenview Announcements (IL); January 31, 2008; LIZA ROCHE Staff Writer

    Delegates usually stay true to pledge Most are uncommitted in lesser races, though, leading to a free-for-all.(News), Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO); February 7, 2008; Morson, Berny

    Delegate Cheat Sheet, Politics; March 1, 2008; Prevost, Alicia Kolar Thurber, James A

    Delegates to Congress get power to vote in U.S. House Committee of the Whole, Virgin Islands Daily News; January 25, 2007; MEGAN POINSKI

    Delegates Look for Multiple Pathways to Pcmh Recognition, Debate Access-to-Care Issues, States News Service; October 19, 2012

    Delegates Play Their Part in the Political Process, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL); September 5, 1996

    Delegates delay dues increase; approve changes in committee and task force structure and proposed statement on bloodborne pathogens: Monday, April 22, to Thursday, April 25, 2002. (Business Sessions)., AORN Journal; July 1, 2002; Kuehl, Nancy K.

    Delegate Math Could Cloud Results, AP Online; March 3, 2008; STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

    Delegates on Top of the World in Denver, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL); August 24, 2008

    Delegate in the context of the Political Party Committees

    In this context, Delegate may be defined as follows: An individual who is or seeks to become a delegate to a national nominating convention or to a state, district or local convention, caucus or primary held to select delegates to a national nominating convention. 110.14(b)(1).

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