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département

[dey-par-tuh-mahn] /deɪ par təˈmɑ̃/
noun, plural départements
[dey-par-tuh-mahn] /deɪ par təˈmɑ̃/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
department (def 7).
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département

/French departəmɑ̃/
noun
1.
(in France) a major subdivision or branch of the administration of the government
Word Origin
C18: from départir to divide; see depart
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