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 Deputa’tions.Derbend [iron]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Depu’te (2 syl.).
 
To depute means to prune or cut off a part; deputation is the part cut off. A deputation is a slip cut off to represent the whole. (Latin, depu’to.)   1
 


 Deputa’tions.Derbend [iron]. 

 
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