depeche

n.

"a dispatch," from French dépêche (15c.), from dépêcher "to dispatch," from Old French despeechier, from des- + stem of empeechier "to hinder" (see impeach). Not directly related to dispatch.


Nearby words

  1. departmentalism,
  2. departmentalize,
  3. departure,
  4. depasture,
  5. depauperate,
  6. depend,
  7. dependable,
  8. dependance,
  9. dependancy,
  10. dependant

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