tr.v. de·put·ed, de·put·ing, de·putes
1. To appoint or authorize as an agent or representative.
2. To assign (authority or duties) to another; delegate.
[Middle English deputen, from Old French deputer, from Late Latin dēputāre, to allot, from Latin, to consider : dē-, de- + putāre, to ponder; see pau-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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