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Pronunciation:  `depyu'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
  2. [n]  a group of representatives or delegates

DEPUTATION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: commission, delegacy, delegating, delegation, delegation, mission, relegating, relegation
 See Also: authorisation, authorization, devolution, devolvement, diplomatic mission, embassy, empowerment, organisation, organization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dep`u*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]putation. See
1. The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a
   deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate;

         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.

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