• synonyms


  1. department.
  2. deponent.
  3. deputy.
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Examples from the Web for dept

Historical Examples of dept

  • He has marched with his fellows to the dept, and got his uniform and arms.

    Camps, Quarters and Casual Places

    Archibald Forbes

  • The first thing was to establish a dept at Kroonstad for my brigade supplies.

  • Hitherto it had remained at Gilgal, the headquarters and dept of the nation.

  • It is, in fact, the entrept or dept from which all other parts of China are supplied with the drug.

    The Truth about Opium

    William H. Brereton

  • On the 7th the dept was reached and found to be under the superintendence of Captain Norman.

British Dictionary definitions for dept


abbreviation for
  1. department
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Word Origin and History for dept


abbreviation of department, attested from 1869.

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