Depute meaning

dĭ-pyo͝ot
To assign (authority or duties) to another; delegate.
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To give (authority, functions, etc.) to someone else as deputy.
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To appoint or authorize as an agent or representative.
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To appoint as one's substitute, agent, etc.
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To delegate (a task etc.) to a subordinate.
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To deputize (someone), to appoint as deputy.
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To appoint; to assign; to choose.
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Origin of depute

  • Middle English deputen from Old French deputer from Late Latin dēputāre to allot from Latin to consider dē- de- putāre to ponder pau-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French députer, from Latin deputo.

    From Wiktionary