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depute

[ duh-pyoot ]
/ dəˈpyut /
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verb (used with object), de·put·ed, de·put·ing.
to appoint as one's substitute, representative, or agent.
to assign (authority, a function, etc.) to a deputy.
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Origin of depute

1350–1400; Middle English deputen<Anglo-French, Old French deputer to assign <Late Latin dēputāre to allot, Latin: to consider, equivalent to dē-de- + putāre to think

OTHER WORDS FROM depute

dep·u·ta·ble [dep-yuh-tuh-buhl, duh-pyoo-], /ˈdɛp yə tə bəl, dəˈpyu-/, adjectiveun·de·put·ed, adjective
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How to use depute in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for depute

depute

verb (dɪˈpjuːt) (tr)
to appoint as an agent, substitute, or representative
to assign or transfer (authority, duties, etc) to a deputy; delegate
noun (ˈdɛpjuːt)
Scot
  1. a deputy
  2. (as modifier; usually postpositive)sheriff depute

Word Origin for depute

C15: from Old French deputer, from Late Latin dēputāre to assign, allot, from Latin de- + putāre to think, consider
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