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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeputationdep‧u‧ta‧tion /ˌdepjəˈteɪʃən/ noun [countable] formal  REPRESENTa small group of people who are sent to talk to someone in authority, as representatives of a larger group
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deputationIn the morning the minister received a deputation from the National Union of Farmers protesting about the government's plans to cut agricultural subsidies.The council also passed a further motion to send a deputation to the Southern Board to express their concern.It is said that a deputation of quarrymen came to see him with a view to getting a trade union recognised.A deputation of church leaders has met with the government to discuss the teaching of religion in schools.A deputation of Confederates had come to demand that he and his men evacuate the fort without further delay.A deputation of dark-suited, middle-aged men appeared at the hotel entrance, smiling like grannies at a railway station.Gone are the days of deputation.Then, with one short hostile look at the deputation, Lee resumed his chair.
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