delegation-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: representatives

Commentary: deputation, commission, delegacy, mission a group of representatives, or delegates

The delegation decided to ban the sale of alcohol.
The delegation from Ireland was invited to join the President for tea.
Several members of the delegation decided to crash the party.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: regulation

Commentary: DELEGATION[+event] delegating, relegating, relegation, deputation authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions

Delegation is one of the most important management skills.
The delegation tasks must be agreed upon by the whole office.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2