verb (used with object), de·put·ed, de·put·ing.
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Origin of depute
OTHER WORDS FROM deputedep·u·ta·ble [dep-yuh-tuh-buhl, duh-pyoo-], /ˈdɛp yə tə bəl, dəˈpyu-/, adjectiveun·de·put·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for depute
In any other democracy, the chief justice or a very senior judge would have been deputed to try it.
In the summer of the present year her father was deputed to look after some work in connection with the river embankments.Intimate China|Mrs. Archibald Little
To the Lieutenants of each county he deputed the right of nominating the magistracy and officers of militia.
In families of good position, one of the principal retainers on either side is deputed to accompany the bride and to receive her.Tales of Old Japan|Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for depute
verb (dɪˈpjuːt) (tr)
- a deputy
- (as modifier; usually postpositive)sheriff depute