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Synonyms for department
dɪˈpɑrt mənt

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. department

    section, division, portion, function, office, branch, province, line

    institution, establishment, art, science, literature, service, state, whole, organization, community, society, body

Princeton's WordNet

  1. department, sectionnoun

    a specialized division of a large organization

    "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"

    surgical incision, discussion section, division, section, incision, plane section, part, subdivision, segment

  2. departmentnoun

    the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)


  3. departmentnoun

    a specialized sphere of knowledge

    "baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature"


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. departmentnoun

    part, portion, division (especially a territorial division)

  2. departmentnoun

    province, function, office, station, sphere of duty, course of life

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. departmentnoun

    division, section, part, category, district, precinct, branch, province, station, sphere, capacity

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  1. Todd Chrisleys:

    Julie and I knew all along that we had done nothing wrong and that when the facts all came out, we would be fine, were just glad that the Department of Revenue was willing to keep an open mind and look at all the evidence.

  2. Cindy Huang:

    Third-party contractors fulfill important functions in the federal government, and our bureau and State Department were not unique in acquiring talent this way.

  3. Craig Johnson:

    Primark is a value-oriented department store and there is nothing really like it in the U.S. now and there is nothing really like it up in Canada. Canadians are even thriftier than Americans.

  4. Robert Dunham:

    Lest there be any doubt, we hold that our state constitutions prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, article I, section 17,5 does not require a unanimous jury recommendation or any jury recommendation before a death sentence can be imposed, the court said. That ruling has placed the fate of those death row inmates navigating the resentencing process into the realm of uncertainty. There is a growing fear among experts that some of those death row inmates will have their death penalties reinstated. An execution chamber used in Florida. (Florida Department of Corrections) The question here now is going to be, What about the people that have already been told they are entitled to a resentencing hearing? can you take that away from them? Can you retroactively pull the rug out and reinsert the death penalty? Brunvand toldFox News that a motion has already been filed to reinstate the death penalty for his client. He thinks thats an injustice. I cannot imagine having been sentenced to death, having received word from the Supreme Court that the scheme is unconstitutional and youre going to get a new trial, to have lawyers start preparing for trial and then all of the sudden face the prospect that Oh, we might just send you back to death row. I cant imagine.

  5. Khan Muhammad:

    Under an agreement with the forest department, the officials will be accountable to the village committees and act on their suggestions to protect the forests.

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