deputation

noun
dep·​u·​ta·​tion | \ ˌde-pyə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce deputation (audio) \

Definition of deputation

1 : the act of appointing a deputy
2 : a group of people appointed to represent others

Examples of deputation in a Sentence

Many countries will be sending deputations to the peace conference.

First Known Use of deputation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Deputation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deputation. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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deputation

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English Language Learners Definition of deputation

formal : a group of people who are sent to a place to represent other people

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