1. department.

  2. deponent.

  1. deputy.

Words Nearby dept. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dept. in a sentence

  • It was chosen by the Romans as an important dept after the conquest of the Brigantes by Agricola in 79.

    The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
  • They boldly formed a square, and prepared to defend courageously the precious dept they had under their guard.

    The Border Rifles | Gustave Aimard
  • Before quitting the dept, the latter had left a small supply of provisions, which proved eminently serviceable.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
  • The three survivors dragged themselves on to the dept, where they arrived on the morning of the 21st of April.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
  • Burgoyne made it a dept of military stores when on his way from Canada, by the way of Lake Champlain, in 1777.

British Dictionary definitions for dept


abbreviation for
  1. department

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