De*pute" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deputed; p. pr. & vb. n. Deputing.] [F. d'eputer, 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.

There is no man deputed of the king to hear thee. 2. Sam. xv. 3.

Some persons, deputed by a meeting. Macaulay.

2.

To appoint; to assign; to choose.

[R.]

The most conspicuous places in cities are usually deputed for the erection of statues. Barrow.

 

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De*pute", n.

A person deputed; a deputy.

[Scot.]

 

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