delegate (n.)

late 15c., from Old French delegat or directly from Latin delegatus, past participle of delegare "to send as a representative," from de- "from, away" (see de-) + legare "send with a commission" (see legate).

delegate (v.)

1520s (early 15c. as a past-participle adjective), from delegate (n.). Related: Delegated; delegating.

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