Simple Definition of depute
: to give (someone) a job or responsibility
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Examples of depute in a sentence
Several officers were deputed to guard the building.
I've been deputed to meet them at the airport.
Origin and Etymology of depute
Middle English, to appoint, from Anglo-French deputer, from Late Latin deputare to assign, from Latin, to consider (as), from de- + putare to consider
First Known Use: 14th century
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