deputy

dep"u*ty

(dp"*t), n.;
pl. Deputies (dp"*tz).
[F. dput, fr. LL. deputatus. See Depute.] 1. One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
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There was then [in the days of Jehoshaphat] no king in Edom; a deputy was king.
1 Kings xxii. 47.
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God's substitute,
His deputy anointed in His sight.
Shak.
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Deputy is used in combination with the names of various executive officers, to denote an assistant empowered to act in their name; as, deputy collector, deputy marshal, deputy sheriff.
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2. A member of the Chamber of Deputies. [France]
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Chamber of Deputies, one of the two branches of the French legislative assembly; -- formerly called Corps Lgislatif. Its members, called deputies, are elected by the people voting in districts.

Syn. -- Substitute; representative; legate; delegate; envoy; agent; factor.
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