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delegation

noun
     
del‧e‧ga‧tion
1 [countable] a group of people who represent a company, organization etc
delegation to
the head of the American delegation to the United Nations
delegation of
a delegation of government officials
A trade delegation will visit Kuwait.
2 [uncountable] the process of giving power or work to someone else so that they are responsible for part of what you normally do
delegation of
the delegation of authority

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