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  1. de·pute
    IPA[dəˈpyo͞ot]
  2. verb

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: depute, 3rd person present: deputes, gerund or present participle: deputing, past tense: deputed, past participle: deputed

    • verb

      appoint or instruct (someone) to perform a task for which one is responsible:

      delegate (authority or a task).

    • noun

      a person appointed to act in an official capacity or as a representative of another official:
    • noun

      (in Scotland) any of a number of officers who assist the Lord Advocate in prosecutions.
    • noun

      (in Scotland) the chief judge of a county or district.
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