Delegate vs Delegee - What's the difference?

delegate | delegee |


In context|us|lang=en terms the difference between delegate and delegee

is that delegate is (us) an appointed representative in some legislative bodies while delegee is (us) a delegate.

As nouns the difference between delegate and delegee

is that delegate is a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy while delegee is (us) a delegate.

As a verb delegate

is to authorize someone to be a delegate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

delegate

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy
  • a representative at a conference, etc.
  • (US) an appointed representative in some legislative bodies
  • (computing) a type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (delegat)
  • to authorize someone to be a delegate
  • to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
  • (computing, Internet) (of a subdomain) to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours
  • delegee

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US) A delegate.
  • * 1967 , Henry N Longley, Common carriage of cargo
  • ....his obligation to exercise due diligence by delegating that duty to another, whatever may be the established reputation of the delegee for competence.
  • * 1988 , William Lawren, The general and the bomb
  • "His philosophy," said General William Wannamaker, "was to delegate wherever he could, and then put the screws to the delegees .
  • * 1996 , Alan B Morrison, Fundamentals of American law
  • ...any comparable effort by Congress to retain summary authority over the delegees of its authority is similarly infirm.