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.
One company of them, saluting me from a distance, deputed a girl to make known their wishes.
There was once a learned gentleman who was deputed to examine and report upon the archives of the Cathedral of Southminster.A Thin Ghost and Others|M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
An old man was deputed to gather the women together, but not one of them so much as resembled the Snake-woman.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
Judge Rutherford was striding up and down the sitting-room, but it was Sheba who was deputed to tell the news.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Whereupon a party of medicine-men were deputed to make a pilgrimage towards the great river.Letters from the Alleghany Mountains|Charles Lanman
British Dictionary definitions for depute
verb (dɪˈpjuːt) (tr)
- a deputy
- (as modifier; usually postpositive)sheriff depute