Word of the Day: 7

word of the day 7

deputation

Pronunciation: /dɛpjʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • a group of people appointed to undertake a mission or take part in a formal process on behalf of a larger group:he had been a member of a deputation to Napoleon III

Origin:

late Middle English (in the sense ‘appointment to an office or function’): from late Latin deputatio(n-), from the verbdeputare (see depute)

Ref: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/deputation?q=deputation

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