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 cannot delegate his authority. See 109 N. C. 1, 13 L. R. A. 721, 13 S. E. 698.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A delegate cannot delegate; an agent cannot delegate his functions to a subagent without the knowledge or consent of the principal; the person to whom an office or duty is delegated cannot lawfully devolve the duty on another, unless he be expressly authorized so to do. 9 Coke, 77; Broom, Max. 840 ; 2 Kent, Comm. 633 ; 2 Steph. Comm. 119.