deputation

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Deputation \Dep'u*ta"tion\, noun [Cf. F. d['e]putation. See {Depute}.]

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 C[ae]sar this: In deputation I kiss his conquering hand. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

deputation

noun

1: a group of representatives or delegates [syn: {deputation}, {commission}, {delegation}, {delegacy}, {mission}]

2: authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions [syn: {delegating}, {delegation}, {relegating}, {relegation}, {deputation}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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