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  1. War Department(noun)

    a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1789 and combined with the Navy Department in 1947

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  1. War Department

    The War Department was the United Kingdom government department responsible for the supply of equipment to the armed forces of the United Kingdom and the pursuance of military activity. In 1857 it became the War Office. Within the War Office the name 'War Department' remained in use to describe the military transport services of the War Department Fleet and the War Department Railways.

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