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deputation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deputation  \Dep`u*ta"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]putation.  See 
  {Depute}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  deputing,  or  of  appointing  or  commissioning  a 
  deputy  or  representative;  office  of  a  deputy  or  delegate; 
  vicegerency. 
 
  The  authority  of  conscience  stands  founded  upon  its 
  vicegerency  and  deputation  under  God.  --South. 
 
  2.  The  person  or  persons  deputed  or  commissioned  by  another 
  person,  party,  or  public  body  to  act  in  his  or  its  behalf; 
  delegation;  as  the  general  sent  a  deputation  to  the  enemy 
  to  propose  a  truce. 
 
  {By  deputation},  or  {In  deputation},  by  delegated  authority; 
  as  substitute;  through  the  medium  of  a  deputy.  [Obs.] 
 
  Say  to  great  C[ae]sar  this:  In  deputation  I  kiss  his 
  conquering  hand.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deputation 
  n  1:  a  group  of  representatives  or  delegates  [syn:  {commission}, 
  {delegation},  {delegacy},  {mission}] 
  2:  authorizing  subordinates  to  make  certain  decisions  [syn:  {delegating}, 
  {delegation},  {relegating},  {relegation}] 




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