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depute


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depute  \De*pute"\,  n. 
  A  person  deputed;  a  deputy.  [Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depute  \De*pute"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deputed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Deputing}.]  [F.  d['e]puter,  fr  L.  deputare  to  esteem, 
  consider,  in  LL.,  to  destine,  allot;  de-  +  putare  to  clean, 
  prune,  clear  up  set  in  order  reckon,  think.  See  {Pure}.] 
  1.  To  appoint  as  deputy  or  agent;  to  commission  to  act  in 
  one's  place  to  delegate. 
 
  There  is  no  man  deputed  of  the  king  to  hear  thee. 
  --2.  Sam.  xv 
  3. 
 
  Some  persons,  deputed  by  a  meeting.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  appoint;  to  assign;  to  choose  [R.] 
 
  The  most  conspicuous  places  in  cities  are  usually 
  deputed  for  the  erection  of  statues.  --Barrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depute 
  v  1:  transfer  power  to  someone  [syn:  {delegate}] 
  2:  appoint  as  a  substitute  [syn:  {deputize},  {deputise}] 
  3:  give  an  assignment  to  (a  person)  to  a  post  or  assign  a  task 
  to  (a  person)  [syn:  {delegate},  {designate},  {assign}] 




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