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|Justin Marozzi|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A deputation from Spain sought him out in Africa and offered him the Caliphate, which he accepted with joy.
The leaders of this deputation had their backs covered with bruises, made by the bamboo of the Swami!From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
A deputation was then formed for the purpose of presenting this unique testimonial when completed to Sir Edward Knatchbull.
British Dictionary definitions for deputation
Word Origin and History for deputation
late 14c., noun of action from depute (v.).