deputation

Definitions of deputation
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n a group of representatives or delegates

Synonyms:
commission, delegacy, delegation, mission
Types:
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diplomatic mission
a mission serving diplomatic ends
embassy
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

n authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions

Synonyms:
delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation
Types:
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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