Wiktionary defines delegetable as capable of being delegated, which seems correct to the French speaking that I am. However, the same Wiktionary also defines delegable as that can be delegated.

Does delegable exist? Is it a synonym for delegatable? If not, what does it mean?

  • I'm a long-time Wiktionary editor and I advise you to take everything there with a grain of salt like any other wiki. – hippietrail Jul 12 '11 at 10:25

The New Oxford American Dictionary, Oxford English Dictionary, and dictionary.com reports delegable as derivative word of delegate; none of them reports delegetable as English word.

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    So actually, delegatable is not a word, while delegable is the correct adjective. Thanks! – Laurent Pireyn Feb 18 '11 at 10:48
  • Proper and correct it may be, but it still sounds more descriptive of a table from Ikea than a task one can hand off to somebody else. – bye Feb 18 '11 at 18:20

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