designate adj : appointed but not yet installed in office [syn: designate(ip)]
1 assign a name or title to [syn: denominate]
2 give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) [syn: delegate, depute, assign]
3 decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist" [syn: destine, fate, doom]
- To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.
- To call by a distinctive title; to name.
- To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.
To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate
- Finnish: nimittää, valita
- German: bestimmen, kennzeichnen, markieren, benennen, designieren, signieren
To call by a distinctive title; to name
- Czech: označit
- Finnish: nimittää
- German: designieren, nominieren, nennen
To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty
- Finnish: nimittää
- German: vorsehen, bestimmen, ausersehen, designieren
Translations to be checked
- Feminine plural of designato
Under the Colombian Constitution of 1886 the Designate was a person--a member of the Senate or member of the Cabinet--selected to act as President when the incumbent was dead, ill or otherwise unable to discharge the duties of office.
The Designate was elected by the Senate at the beginning of each Legislature (in Colombian law, a "Legislature" is approximately equivalent to a session of the United States Congress: i.e. it is the one-year period that a Congress sits for, rather than the whole Congress itself). The Designate could be indefinitely reelected during only one Presidency.
The concept of the Designate survived until the Colombian Constitution of 1991, when the office of Vice President reappeared.
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