- department of agriculture,
- department of commerce,
- department of defense,
- department of education,
- department of energy
Origin of department
Examples from the Web for department
Among other things, the bill appropriates $1.1 trillion in funding—including over $550 billion for the Department of Defense.
The four children were taken into custody by the Department of Social Services.
Exactly one year earlier, the department lost two firefighters.
In 1974, 75 members of the group descended on a Copenhagen department store.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest|David Freedlander|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other two classes in this department include quite a number of our young married people.Seven Graded Sunday Schools|Various
The enlargement of the judicial power of the department was to be effected by a different process.
Religion is not only a Sunday garment, but a living force that shows itself in every department of life.The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church|G. H. Gerberding
I do hope this will facilitate your Department's investigations.
And everyone who's supposed to go through Shielding on Thursday has the department number stamped on a yellow background.The Very Secret Agent|Mari Wolf
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.