deputation

noun dep·u·ta·tion \ ˌde-pyə-ˈtā-shən \

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

  1. 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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Definition of deputation for English Language Learners

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



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