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Is there an antonym for “delegate”?

Person A is a delegate (makes decisions for) for Person B while Person B is gone. What would you call Person B?

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In the scenario you described the person B would be a principal:

3) (law) One who directs another (the agent) to act on one's behalf

When an attorney represents a client, the client is the principal who permits the attorney, the client's agent, to act on the client's behalf.

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