- the act of appointing a person or persons to represent or act for another or others.
- the person or body of persons so appointed or authorized.
Origin of deputation
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Examples from the Web for deputation
Mustasim sent a deputation to Hulagu, stalling for time, but it was too late to surrender on favourable terms.In Threatening Baghdad, Militants Seek to Undo 800 Years of History
August 16, 2014
I received the deputation with a trembling and apprehensive heart.
Every moment he now expected a deputation from the mutineers.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
I introduced the deputation which came to make this request.
After the service the missionary was solemnly waited on by a deputation.The Monkey That Would Not Kill
The deputation stood and watched him until he had sunk under the hill.The Scapegoat
- the act of appointing a person or body of people to represent or act on behalf of others
- a person or, more often, a body of people so appointed; delegation
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Word Origin and History for deputation
late 14c., noun of action from depute (v.).
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