deputation


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dep·u·ta·tion

 (dĕp′yə-tā′shən)
n.
1. A person or group appointed to represent another or others; a delegation.
2.
a. The act of deputing.
b. The state of being deputed.

deputation

(ˌdɛpjʊˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act of appointing a person or body of people to represent or act on behalf of others
2. a person or, more often, a body of people so appointed; delegation

dep•u•ta•tion

(ˌdɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of appointing a person or persons to represent or act for another or others.
2. the person or body of persons so appointed or authorized.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]

Deputation

 a group of persons appointed to act on behalf of others, 1732. See also delegation.
Example: deputation of the Houses [of Parliment], 1828.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deputation - a group of representatives or delegatesdeputation - a group of representatives or delegates
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
diplomatic mission - a mission serving diplomatic ends
embassy - an ambassador and his entourage collectively
2.deputation - authorizing subordinates to make certain decisionsdeputation - authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
empowerment, authorisation, authorization - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
devolvement, devolution - the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)

deputation

noun delegation, commission, deputies, embassy, delegates, envoys, legation A deputation of elders from the village arrived.
Translations
تَفْويض ، وَفْد، وُفود
delegace
deputation
sendinefnd
zastopstvo
temsilciler heyeti

deputation

[ˌdepjʊˈteɪʃən] N (= group) → delegación f

deputation

[ˌdɛpjʊˈteɪʃən] n (= group) → députation f, délégation f

deputation

n (= act)Abordnung f; (= people also)Delegation f

deputation

[ˌdɛpjʊˈteɪʃn] ndeputazione f, delegazione f

depute

(diˈpjuːt) verb
1. to appoint a person to take over a task etc.
2. to hand over (a task etc) to someone else to do for one.
ˌdepuˈtation (depju-) noun
a group of people appointed to represent others. The miners sent a deputation to the Prime Minister.
deputize, deputise (ˈdepju-) verb
to act as a deputy. She deputized for her father at the meeting.
deputy (ˈdepjuti) noun
someone appointed to help a person and take over some of his jobs if necessary. While the boss was ill, his deputy ran the office.
References in classic literature ?
An Anacharsis Clootz deputation from all the isles of the sea, and all the ends of the earth, accompanying Old Ahab in the pequod to lay the world's grievances before that bar from which not very many of them ever come back.
Two days afterward these same magistrates appeared before the cardinal and their spokesman addressed Mazarin with so much fearlessness and determination that the minister was astounded and sent the deputation away with the same answer as it had received from the Duke of Orleans -- that he would see what could be done; and in accordance with that intention a council of state was assembled and the superintendent of finance was summoned.
There was a feeling of dread, neither plainly confessed nor carefully concealed, which caused each to shift the responsibility upon another, till at length it was found expedient to send a deputation of the church, in order to deal with Mr.
They looked with dismay at this deputation from their implacable enemies, and gave the captain a terrible character of them, assuring him that the best thing he could possibly do, was to put those Blackfeet deputies to death on the spot.
You’d be the very man to take him, Bill, and I'll make out a special deputation in a minute, when you will get the fees.
Breckenridge, in his negotiation, had arranged that a deputation from each party should cross the river at the same time, so that neither would have the first access to the ear of the Arickaras.
Then a deputation set off for The Worm's quarters and found him, betwixt and between, unlacing his stays, with the hat, wig, serge dress, etc.
Then I do think they might have sent a deputation to the steamer; but I suppose they were frightened of the officials.
Mr Shepherd hastened to assure him, that Admiral Croft was a very hale, hearty, well-looking man, a little weather-beaten, to be sure, but not much, and quite the gentleman in all his notions and behaviour; not likely to make the smallest difficulty about terms, only wanted a comfortable home, and to get into it as soon as possible; knew he must pay for his convenience; knew what rent a ready-furnished house of that consequence might fetch; should not have been surprised if Sir Walter had asked more; had inquired about the manor; would be glad of the deputation, certainly, but made no great point of it; said he sometimes took out a gun, but never killed; quite the gentleman.
Anyhow, the deputation of distinguished geologists and mineralogists from Paris and Berlin were there in the most magnificent and appropriate dress, for there are no men who like wearing their decorations so much as the men of science--as anybody knows who has ever been to a soiree of the Royal Society.
This is evidently a deputation," said the Rocket; "I will receive them with becoming dignity" so he put his nose in the air, and began to frown severely as if he were thinking about some very important subject.
It could be felt that the first word spoken by anyone present would bring a torrent of speech from the whole deputation.