Origin of department
Synonyms for department
Related Words for departmentdivision, office, area, agency, administration, commission, station, bureau, board, branch, unit, staff, province, business, arena, commune, territory, force, beat, parish
Examples from the Web for department
Contemporary Examples of department
Among other things, the bill appropriates $1.1 trillion in funding—including over $550 billion for the Department of Defense.Merry Christmas, Defense Contractors!
Veronique de Rugy
December 22, 2014
The four children were taken into custody by the Department of Social Services.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
Exactly one year earlier, the department lost two firefighters.The Mystery Death Of A Female Firefighter
December 13, 2014
In 1974, 75 members of the group descended on a Copenhagen department store.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest
December 12, 2014
Within the department there are officers who can speak or understand more than 60 foreign languages.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner
December 8, 2014
Historical Examples of department
They will choose competent and faithful representatives for every department.
No one department of human effort is specially His, or is His special expression.The Conquest of Fear
You see, they put her in my department when she first came here to work.Within the Law
The explanation belongs to the department of meteorology, and not to astronomy.
But he was not certain of the view his department would take.The Secret Agent
Word Origin for department
mid-15c., "a going away, act of leaving," from Old French departement (12c.) "division, sharing out; divorce, parting," from Late Latin departire (see depart). French department meant "group of people" (as well as "departure"), from which English borrowed the sense of "separate division, separate business assigned to someone in a larger organization" (c.1735). Meaning "separate division of a government" is from 1769. As an administrative district in France, from 1792.