Definition of "deputation" []

  • A person or group appointed to represent another or others; a delegation. (noun)
  • The act of deputing. (noun)
  • The state of being deputed. (noun)
  • The act of appointing a person or body of people to represent or act on behalf of others (noun)

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  • A person or, more often, a body of people so appointed; delegation (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "deputation" in a sentence
  • "Soon after my arrival a deputation from the Greek Christians of the place came to request my interference in a matter which had occasioned vast excitement."
  • "In fact only the week before last they received a deputation from the Commission of the European Community."
  • "During the recess a deputation from the Dutch Reformed Church interviewed the Minister and pressed for some form of extended control over internal publications."