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 for depute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Depute \De*pute"\, n.
     A person deputed; a deputy. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Depute \De*pute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deputed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Deputing.] [F. d['e]puter, fr. L. deputare to esteem,
     consider, in LL., to destine, allot; de- + putare to clean,
     prune, clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Pure.]
     1. To appoint as deputy or agent; to commission to act in
        one's place; to delegate.
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              There is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.
                                                    --2. Sam. xv.
                                                    3.
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              Some persons, deputed by a meeting.   --Macaulay.
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     2. To appoint; to assign; to choose. [R.]
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              The most conspicuous places in cities are usually
              deputed for the erection of statues.  --Barrow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  depute
      v 1: transfer power to someone [syn: delegate, depute]
      2: appoint as a substitute [syn: depute, deputize,
         deputise]
      3: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task
         to (a person) [syn: delegate, designate, depute,
         assign]

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