Department

Definition of Department

De`part´ment
n.1.Act of departing; departure.
Sudden departments from one extreme to another.
- Wotton.
2.A part, portion, or subdivision.
3.A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
Superior to Pope in Pope's own peculiar department of literature.
- Macaulay.
4.Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instruction; as, the medical department; the department of physics.
5.A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire.
6.A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.

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