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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dep·u·ta·tion /ˌdɛpjəˈteʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dep·u·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency.
    The authority of conscience stands founded upon its vicegerency and deputation under God.   --South.
 2. The person or persons deputed or commissioned by another person, party, or public body to act in his or its behalf; delegation; as, the general sent a deputation to the enemy to propose a truce.
 By deputation, or In deputation, by delegated authority; as substitute; through the medium of a deputy. [Obs.]
 Say to great Cæsar this: In deputation
 I kiss his conquering hand.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a group of representatives or delegates [syn: commission,
           delegation, delegacy, mission]
      2: authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions [syn: delegating,
          delegation, relegating, relegation]