By deputation
Deputation Dep`u*ta"tion, n. [Cf. F. d['e]putation. See {Depute}.] 1. The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency. [1913 Webster]

The authority of conscience stands founded upon its vicegerency and deputation under God. --South. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{By deputation}, or {In deputation}, by delegated authority; as substitute; through the medium of a deputy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Say to great C[ae]sar this: In deputation I kiss his conquering hand. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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