Ancient Languages/Please translate!
My boss has given me the phrase 'Delegatus delegare non potest' - what does it mean and where does it come from please?
the Latin sentence “Delegatus delegare non potest” literally means:”A delegate cannot delegate”,that is to say:”A delegate or deputy cannot appoint another”, i.e.“The one to whom power is delegated cannot himself further delegate that power”.
Such a Latin phrase is a principle which is present in several constitutional and administrative laws and jurisdictions.
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-DELEGATUS (past participle, passive, nominative masculine, 2nd.declension) = a delegate/the one who has been delegated
-DELEGARE (infinitive of the verb DELEGO, I delegate) = delegate
-NON(negative ) = not
-POTEST (3rd.person singular, present indicative of the verb POSSUM, I can) =can. In short, NON POTEST corresponds to “cannot”.