Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A representative; to appoint; to depute.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A person who is delegated or commissioned to act in the stcad of another ; a person to whom affairs are committed by another; an attorney. A person elected or appointed to be a member of a representative assembly. Usually spoken of one sent to a special or occasional assembly or convention. Manston v. McIntosh, 58 Minn. 525, 60 N. W. 672, 28 In R. A. 605. The representative in congress of one of the organized territories of the United States.
    —Delegates, the high conrt of. In English law. Formerly the court of appeal from the ecclesiastical and admiralty courts. Abolished upon the judicial committee of the privy council being constiinted the court of appeal in such cases.