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English definition of “deputation”

deputation

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /ˌdep.jʊˈteɪ.ʃən/
a group of people sent to speak or act for others: They sent a deputation to Parliament. The deputation from the EU arrives/arrive tomorrow. a deputation of local government officials She was sent on a deputation to see the Pope.Replacing and exchanging
(Definition of deputation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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