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delegation

noun     /ˌdelɪˈɡeɪʃən/
[C] a group of delegates: The Trade and Industry Secretary is taking a delegation of business and union leaders to Shanghai tomorrow to meet Chinese ministers. Indiana's trade delegation hopes to secure investments and jobs by visiting European companies whose offices are already in the state.
[U] the act of giving a particular job, duty, etc. to someone else: the delegation of authority/power/responsibility The main principle involved is the delegation of responsibility for budgets to accountable units, each of which has defined objectives.
(Definition of delegation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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