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Noun: deputation  ,de-pyu'tey-shun
  1. A group of representatives or delegates
    - commission, delegation, delegacy, mission
     
  2. Authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
    - delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation

Derived forms: deputations

Type of: authorisation [Brit], authorization, empowerment, organisation [Brit], organization

Encyclopedia: Deputation