deputation deputation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a group of representatives or delegates
  2. (n) authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions

Usage(s):

  1. On the first day a deputation will wait on President Coolidge to ask his support of the amendment.
  2. To Salzburg rushed a Cabinet deputation, joined by Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak, breathless from his dash home from the San Francisco Conference.
  3. Now then a Communist or Socialist deputation stops by to pay its respects and leave behind a wreath.

Quotes

  1. Four days later - the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbour - Mr Churchill wrote in response: "Much as I should like to meet the deputation of the Welsh Parliamentary Party, I regret that, owing to the many tasks which fall to my lot at this time, it is...
    on Feb 28, 2009 By: Winston Churchill Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. Replying to a query on whether he had spoken to the chief election commissioner in this regard, Mr Chakravarty said: "No. Our entire force is on deputation duty with the Election Commission."
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Chakraborty Source: Economic Times

  3. A Modi aide said, "Urban secretary SR Rao, selected for deputation in Delhi, may get a posting only after October. Till then nobody can think of replacing him."
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Narendra Modi Source: Times of India

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