Definition of deputation in English:

deputation

Syllabification: dep·u·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdepyəˈtāSHən
 
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noun

  • A group of people appointed to undertake a mission or take part in a formal process on behalf of a larger group: he had been a member of a deputation to Napoleon III
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    • But it still left many advocacy groups annoyed at the limited time they had for deputations - or formal presentations to councillors - and concerned that their opinions had little effect on the final outcome.
    • She proposed that a deputation from the council should meet with the Minister for Education to stress the importance of the need for new schools in the town.
    • If people wanted something done, they went in a deputation to the minister, escorted by their local member.
    Synonyms
    delegation, legation, commission, committee, mission, diplomatic mission; contingent, group, party

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'appointment to an office or function'): from late Latin deputatio(n-), from the verb deputare (see depute).

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