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département

[ dey-par-tuh-mahn ]

noun

, French.
, plural dé·par·te·ments [dey-p, a, r, -t, uh, -, mahn].


département

/ departəmɑ̃ /

noun

  1. (in France) a major subdivision or branch of the administration of the government


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Word History and Origins

Origin of département1

C18: from départir to divide; see depart
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Example Sentences

Although La Muse du Departement is an important work, it cannot be spoken of in quite unhesitating terms.

Well a representative of this Departement of State called upon me two days running, when I was out.

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.

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