- to appoint as one's substitute, representative, or agent.
- to assign (authority, a function, etc.) to a deputy.
Origin of depute
Related Words for deputedappointed, instruct, engage, offer, invest, give, send, charge, promise, allocate, hold, empower, establish, authorize, accredit, elect, assign, designate, appoint, describe
Examples from the Web for deputed
Contemporary Examples of deputed
In any other democracy, the chief justice or a very senior judge would have been deputed to try it.Is Julia Tymoshenko Europe’s Aung San Suu Kyi?
October 23, 2012
Historical Examples of deputed
Perhaps he has been deputed by her parents, or by her friend, to look after her.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
When their other tasks were done, Maggie and Elvira were deputed to set the table.
Well, I rather think that he did say that I had been deputed by you to convey the message to him.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Anyway, the man was to be hanged and I was deputed to attend the execution.The Making Of A Novelist
David Christie Murray
The sentence was announced to Du Bourg in his cell by the deputed judges.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
- to appoint as an agent, substitute, or representative
- to assign or transfer (authority, duties, etc) to a deputy; delegate
- a deputy
- (as modifier; usually postpositive)sheriff depute
Word Origin for depute
mid-14c., "to appoint, assign," from Middle French deputer, from Late Latin deputare "destine, allot" (see deputy). Related: Deputed; deputing.