[ dey-par-tuh-mahn ]
/ deɪ par təˈmɑ̃ /
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noun, plural dé·par·te·ments [dey-par-tuh-mahn]. /deɪ par təˈmɑ̃/. French.
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Words nearby département
depants, Depardieu, depart, departed, departee, département, department, departmentalism, departmentalize, departmental store, Department of Agriculture
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How to use département in a sentence
Although La Muse du Departement is an important work, it cannot be spoken of in quite unhesitating terms.Parisians in the Country|Honore de Balzac
Well a representative of this Departement of State called upon me two days running, when I was out.An Irishman's Difficulties with the Dutch Language|N.A. Cuey-na-Gael
The departement de la Somme has the reputation of being a little aristocratic.
The departement de la Somme has the reputation of being a little ariſtocratic.
The name of these wells is taken from Artois, a province in the Departement du pays de Calais, where their use was revived.
British Dictionary definitions for département
/ (French departəmɑ̃) /
(in France) a major subdivision or branch of the administration of the government
Word Origin for département
C18: from départir to divide; see depart
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