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1. General: Grant of authority by one party (the delegator) to another (the delgatee) for agreed purpose(s). Under the legal concept of vicarious liability, the delegator remains responsible for the delegatee's acts or omissions in carrying out the purpose of the delegation.
2. Agency: Transfer of an agent's right to act for the principal (such as from a contractor to a sub-contractor) that can take place only (1) with the permission of the principal, (2) where it is customary, or (3) where it is necessary for the performance of the entrusted duty.
3. Management: Sharing or transfer of authority and the associated responsibility, from an employer or superior (who has the right to delegate) to an employee or subordinate.

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The delegation from the United States was sent to the United Nations to talk to the United Nations about many topics.
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Sometimes when the boss is to busy he will use delegation techniques to make sure the right people get the job done.
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Sometimes a CEO may be very busy and use delegation to assign new duties to different people that he trusts.
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