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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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