Definitions of deputation
  1. noun
    a group of representatives or delegates
    synonyms: commission, delegacy, delegation, mission
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    diplomatic mission
    a mission serving diplomatic ends
    an ambassador and his entourage collectively
    High Commission
    an embassy of one British Commonwealth country to another
    foreign mission, legation
    a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
    type of:
    organisation, organization
    a group of people who work together
  2. noun
    authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
    synonyms: delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation
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    devolution, devolvement
    the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
    type of:
    authorisation, authorization, empowerment
    the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
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