depute

[duh-pyoot]
verb (used with object), deputed, deputing.
1.
to appoint as one's substitute, representative, or agent.
2.
to assign (authority, a function, etc.) to a deputy.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English deputen < Anglo-French, Old French deputer to assign < Late Latin dēputāre to allot, Latin: to consider, equivalent to dē- de- + putāre to think

deputable [dep-yuh-tuh-buhl, duh-pyoo-] , adjective
undeputed, adjective
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depute
 
vb
1.  to appoint as an agent, substitute, or representative
2.  to assign or transfer (authority, duties, etc) to a deputy; delegate
 
n
3.  (Scot)
 a.  a deputy
 b.  (as modifier; usually postpositive): sheriff depute
 
[C15: from Old French deputer, from Late Latin dēputāre to assign, allot, from Latin de- + putāre to think, consider]

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depute
late 14c., from Fr. députer (14c.), from L.L. deputare (see deputy). Related: Deputed.
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Example sentences
The hull place is full o' cabs with cash registers on em an' red flags to show folks it s danger ous to depute the fire.
Sheriff may depute an inhabitant of town to serve execution issued by state treasurer against selectmen.
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