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delegate

US Government a representative of a territory in the US House of Representatives
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(19) Furthermore, the Security Council cannot legally delegate that power, being itself a delegate of the UN member states: delegatus non potest delegare. (20) It is therefore a duty for the Security Council to keep controlling regional organizations it has authorized to act militarily.
(19) Curtea caracterizeaza exercitarea acestei competente ca o "delegare legislativa constitutionala" cu ocazia Deciziei nr.
(27.) Decree of the Delegare for the Four-Year Plan on the Intensified Utilization of Female Workers in Agriculture and as Domestic Workers, .15.
This curious legislative practice seems particularly unreasonable when coupled with a quite ancient rule of statutory construction: delegatus non potest delegare, or "a delegate may not re-delegate." The classic statement of that doctrine (and its exceptions) was provided by John Willis, a Canadian author whose short article was cited all over the Commonwealth for the next forty years: "A discretion conferred by statute is prima facie intended to be exercised by the authority on which the statute has conferred it and by no other authority...." (3)