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EtymologyEdit

sub- +‎ delegate

VerbEdit

subdelegate ‎(third-person singular simple present subdelegates, present participle subdelegating, simple past and past participle subdelegated)

  1. (transitive) To delegate (a task already delegated to oneself) to somebody else.
    • 1942, The American Ecclesiastical Review: Volume 107
      To subdelegate a determinate priest to assist at a specified marriage of those subjects of the Military Vicar who have been placed under your personal charge, excluding entirely, however, the power of again subdelegating.
  2. (transitive) To appoint as a subdelegate or subordinate.

NounEdit

subdelegate ‎(plural subdelegates)

  1. A subordinate delegate, or one with inferior powers.

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