A group of people appointed to undertake a mission or take part in a formal process on behalf of a larger group
he had been a member of a deputation to Napoleon III
a group of representatives or delegates
delegating: authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
Delegation (or deputation) is the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person (normally from a manager to a subordinate) to carry out specific activities. However the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work. ...
The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency; 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 ...
Commonly refers to the prayer and financial support rallying that career and short-term missionaries do before leaving for the field and during furloughs.