What does the word delegate mean?

Usage examples for delegate

  1. The delegate Freycinet, who was no doubt kept well informed by the country people, assured General Bourbaki that he had only a weak force of cavalry in his front, and called upon him repeatedly, and in the most urgent terms, to advance against Blois. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  2. Wilfred dwelt on the day when Oklahoma would no longer be represented in congress by a delegate without the right to vote, but would take its place as a state whose constitution should be something new and inspiring in the history of civil documents. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  3. Herndon relates that Delahay's expenses to the Chicago nominating convention, as an expected delegate from Kansas, were promised by Lincoln. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White