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English Dictionary: deputy by the DICT Development Group
4 results for deputy
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
    Synonym(s): deputy, deputy sheriff
  2. an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
    Synonym(s): deputy, lieutenant
  3. a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
  4. a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
    Synonym(s): deputy, surrogate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deputy \Dep"u*ty\, n.; pl. {Deputies}. [F. d[82]put[82], 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.
                     There was then [in the days of Jehoshaphat] no king
                     in Edom; a deputy was king.               --1 Kings
                                                                              xxii. 47.
                     God's substitute, His deputy anointed in His sight.
      Note: 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.
      2. A member of the Chamber of Deputies. [France]
      {Chamber of Deputies}, one of the two branches of the French
            legislative assembly; -- formerly called {Corps
            L[82]gislatif}. Its members, called deputies, are elected
            by the people voting in districts.
      Syn: Substitute; representative; legate; delegate; envoy;
               agent; factor.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Deputy, IN
      Zip code(s): 47230

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      in 1 Kings 22:47, means a prefect; one set over others. The same
      Hebrew word is rendered "officer;" i.e., chief of the
      commissariat appointed by Solomon (1 Kings 4:5, etc.).
         In Esther 8:9; 9:3 (R.V., "governor") it denotes a Persian
      prefect "on this side" i.e., in the region west of the
      Euphrates. It is the modern word _pasha_.
         In Acts 13:7, 8, 12; 18:12, it denotes a proconsul; i.e., the
      governor of a Roman province holding his appointment from the
      senate. The Roman provinces were of two kinds, (1) senatorial
      and (2) imperial. The appointment of a governor to the former
      was in the hands of the senate, and he bore the title of
      proconsul (Gr. anthupatos). The appointment of a governor to the
      latter was in the hands of the emperor, and he bore the title of
      propraetor (Gr. antistrategos).
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