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I've seen both delegator and delegatee used interchangeably in a conversation, and it always leaves me ambivalent to which is correct to use, and when or under what circumstances/context?

It would be nice if someone could point out the difference between the two, and an example would also be appreciated.

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closed as general reference by RegDwigнt Aug 7 '12 at 8:45

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I suppose delegator is a thing or person that delegates something. And delegatee is to whom something is delegated. Delegator is a source and delegatee is a target.

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