- 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
Examples from the Web for deputation
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of deputation
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
Word Origin and History for deputation
late 14c., noun of action from depute (v.).