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 ?
She was a specialist in the matter of deputations, and no one knew better than she how to manage them, and put them in the way they should go.
Deputations from all corners of the Union harassed him without cessation or intermission.
There are legislators in the parlours, in the first floor, in the second, in the third, in the garrets; the small apartments reek with the breath of deputations and delegates.
Everywhere he saw the stewards' accounts, according to which the serfs' manorial labor had been diminished, and heard the touching thanks of deputations of serfs in their full-skirted blue coats.
M'Kenzie and M'Lellan; Lisa at the same time embarked in his barge; the two deputations amounted in all to fourteen persons, and never was any movement of rival potentates conducted with more wary exactness.
The danger of delay obliges the consenting provinces to furnish their quotas, without waiting for the others; and then to obtain reimbursement from the others, by deputations, which are frequent, or otherwise, as they can.
In this strait they sent a Deputation to a neighbouring tribe to consult the Oldest and Wisest Ape in All the World.
After some time they began to think themselves ill-treated in the appointment of so inert a Ruler, and sent a second deputation to Jupiter to pray that he would set over them another sovereign.
When the hour appointed for the audience arrived Athos was obliged to stay until the queen, who was waited upon by a new deputation from Paris, had consulted with her minister as to the propriety and manner of receiving them.
She took this opportunity to execute her promise to Tom; in which she succeeded so well, that the squire declared, if she would give him t'other bout of Old Sir Simon, he would give the gamekeeper his deputation the next morning.
Whilst the clamour of the crowd in the square of Buytenhof, which grew more and more menacing against the two brothers, determined John de Witt to hasten the departure of his brother Cornelius, a deputation of burghers had gone to the Town-hall to demand the withdrawal of Tilly's horse.
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.