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English definition of “delegation”


noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (CHOSEN PEOPLE)    /ˌdel.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
C2 a group of delegates: A delegation from Spain has/have arrived for a month.Groups of people
(Definition of delegation noun (CHOSEN PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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