Depute Definition

deputed, deputes, deputing
deputed, deputes, deputing
To give (authority, functions, etc.) to someone else as deputy.
Webster's New World
To appoint as one's substitute, agent, etc.
Webster's New World
To assign (authority or duties) to another; delegate.
American Heritage

To delegate (a task etc.) to a subordinate.

To appoint; to assign; to choose.

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

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