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.
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How to use deputation in a sentence
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The conservative senate sent a deputation to Bonaparte, expressing their desire that he would accept the title of emperor.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
It was stated by the deputation that 5,000 families were dependent on the jewellery trades in Birmingham.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The result of that meeting was a deputation sent to the king, insisting on the adoption of the entire Spanish constitution.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
It was becoming others that by deputation they testified to their approval of the step taken at the great disruption.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
His abdication was signed, and doubtless by that time a deputation was on its way to Vienna to offer the throne to Prince Alix.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
British Dictionary definitions for deputation
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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