An affair that blossoms in his 40s and is quickly squelched by a departmental rival serves as his single true illumination.
Maybe it has to do with a departmental culture that downplays sexual assaults—an attitude that seems to start at the top.
The fundamental, or departmental sciences, as most commonly accepted, are these:—1.
But it is also, like dressmaking, carried on in shops and in departmental stores.
The powers of departmental commanders are hereby delegated to the above-named district commanders.
He was solemnly in earnest about economy and departmental mismanagement.
He broke out bitterly against the departmental character of the Government. '
M. Pouchelet has just been elected a departmental Councillor.
It therefore seemed advisable to establish a departmental library for the convenience of our agricultural workers.
Very few work in so narrow a field that they would be served by consulting only one of the departmental libraries.
1791, "pertaining to a French department," from French départmental, from département (see department). Meaning "of departmental systems generally" from 1832.
mid-15c., "a going away, act of leaving," from Old French departement (12c.) "division, sharing out; divorce, parting," from Late Latin departire (see depart). French department meant "group of people" (as well as "departure"), from which English borrowed the sense of "separate division, separate business assigned to someone in a larger organization" (c.1735). Meaning "separate division of a government" is from 1769. As an administrative district in France, from 1792.