Definition of delegacy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdeləɡəsē/ /ˈdɛləɡəsi/


treated as singular or plural
  • 1A body of delegates; a committee or delegation.

    ‘Hopefully, under his leadership, the network and number of delegacies will expand and become still more active.’
    • ‘The delegacy admired that Suzhou had made great efforts to the science prevalence in community and school.’
    • ‘Vice-President Jiaan Cheng, and relevant professors, had a discussion and exchange with the delegacies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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, delegacy, legation, commission, committee, mission, diplomatic mission
    1. 1.1An appointment as a delegate.
      ‘Things that most other beings find deadly and disgusting she considers delegacies, the more toxic the better.’
      • ‘These hopes came to nothing when the constitution was illegally changed making it impossible for us to achieve any more than a handful of delegacies.’
      • ‘He welcomed the delegacy on behalf of the Provincial Bureau and introduced the development of economy of the Province.’
      • ‘These administrative records date from 1214 to the present and include records of students; records of University delegacies; and records of the Chancellor's Court.’
      • ‘International food delegacies, music, dance, crafts and more are part of the City International Council's 3rd annual International Spring Fest.’


Late Middle English from delegate, on the pattern of the pair prelate, prelacy.