deputation (n.)
delegation, appointment as deputy
1H4 IV.i.32[Hotspur to Worcester, of Northumberland] He writes me ... that his friends by deputation could not / So soon be drawn
1H4 IV.iii.87[Hotspur to Blunt, of King Henry] the favourites that the absent King / In deputation left behind him [i.e. as deputies]
AC III.xiii.74[Cleopatra to Thidias, of Caesar] in deputation / I kiss his conquering hand [i.e. as my representative]
MM I.i.20[Duke to Escalus, of Angelo] we have ... given his deputation all the organs / Of our own power
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