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deputation

[ dep-yuh-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
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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Origin of deputation

1350–1400; Middle English deputacioun<Medieval Latin dēputātiōn- (stem of dēputātiō), Late Latin: delegation, equivalent to dēputāt(us) (past participle of dēputāre;see depute, -ate1) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for deputation

deputation
/ (ˌdɛpjʊˈteɪʃən) /

noun
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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