(?), n. [Cf. F. dputation. See Depute.] 1. The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency.
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The authority of conscience stands founded upon its vicegerency and deputation under God.
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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.
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By deputation, or In deputation, by delegated authority; as substitute; through the medium of a deputy. [Obs.]
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Say to great Csar this: In deputation
I kiss his conquering hand.
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