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From French département. Doublet of department.

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département (plural départements)

  1. An administrative unit in various French-speaking countries, smaller than a région, similar to an English county.

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Inherited from Old French departement, from departir +‎ -ment.

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  • IPA(key): /de.paʁ.tə.mɑ̃/
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département m (plural départements)

  1. department
  2. département

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