depute (v.)

mid-14c., "to appoint, assign," from Middle French deputer, from Late Latin deputare "destine, allot," in classical Latin "to esteem, consider, consider as," literally "to cut off, prune," from de- "away" (see de-) + putare "to think, count, consider," literally "to cut, prune," from PIE root *pau- (2) "to cut, strike, stamp." Related: Deputed; deputing.

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