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département

[dey-par-tuh-mahn]
noun, plural dé·par·te·ments [dey-par-tuh-mahn] /deɪ par təˈmɑ̃/. French.
  1. department(def 7).
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département

noun
  1. (in France) a major subdivision or branch of the administration of the government
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Word Origin for département

C18: from départir to divide; see depart
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