Etymology
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depute (v.)

mid-14c., deputen, "to appoint, assign as a substitute or agent," from Old French deputer (14c.), 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." Meaning "assign to a deputy" is from early 15c. Related: Deputed; deputing.

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Definitions of depute

depute (v.)
transfer power to someone;
Synonyms: delegate
depute (v.)
appoint as a substitute;
Synonyms: deputize / deputise
depute (v.)
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person);
Synonyms: delegate / designate / assign
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