the act of appointing a person or persons to represent or act for another or others.
the person or body of persons so appointed or authorized.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English deputacioun
< Medieval Latin dēputātiōn-
(stem of dēputātiō
), Late Latin:
delegation, equivalent to dēputāt
) (past participle of dēputāre;
) + -iōn- -ion