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 for deputy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  deputy \dep"u*ty\ (d[e^]p"[-u]*t[y^]), n.; pl. Deputies
     (d[e^]p"[-u]*t[i^]z). [F. d['e]put['e], 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.
        [1913 Webster]
              There was then [in the days of Jehoshaphat] no king
              in Edom; a deputy was king.           --1 Kings
                                                    xxii. 47.
        [1913 Webster]
              God's substitute,
              His deputy anointed in His sight.     --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
     2. A member of the Chamber of Deputies. [France]
        [1913 Webster]
     Chamber of Deputies, one of the two branches of the French
        legislative assembly; -- formerly called Corps
        L['e]gislatif. Its members, called deputies, are elected
        by the people voting in districts.
     Syn: Substitute; representative; legate; delegate; envoy;
          agent; factor.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in
           emergencies [syn: deputy, deputy sheriff]
      2: an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
         [syn: 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
         [syn: deputy, surrogate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  207 Moby Thesaurus words for "deputy":
     G-man, MP, acolyte, adjutant, administrator, advocate, agent, aid,
     aide, aide-de-camp, aider, alternate, alternative, ambassador,
     amicus curiae, analogy, appointee, assignee, assistant, attendant,
     attorney, attorney-at-law, auxiliary, backup, bailiff, barrister,
     barrister-at-law, beadle, beagle, best man, bound bailiff,
     candidate, captain, catchpole, change, changeling, chief of police,
     coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress, coadjutrix, commissioner,
     comparison, conductor, connection, constable, copy, counsel,
     counselor, counselor-at-law, counterfeit, delegate, deputy sheriff,
     detective, directeur, director, double, dummy, emissary, envoy,
     equal, equivalent, ersatz, exchange, executive officer, factor,
     fake, fed, federal, fill-in, flic, friend at court, front,
     front man, gendarme, ghost, ghostwriter, go-between,
     government man, governor, help, helper, helpmate, helpmeet,
     imitation, impresario, inspector, intendant, interagent,
     interceder, intercessor, intermediary, intermediate,
     intermediate agent, intermediator, intermedium, internuncio,
     intervener, interventionist, interventor, lawyer, legal adviser,
     legal counselor, legal expert, legal practitioner, legalist,
     legate, licensee, lictor, lieutenant, locum tenens, mace-bearer,
     makeshift, manager, marshal, mediator, medium, metaphor, metonymy,
     middleman, minister, mounted policeman, mouthpiece, narc,
     negotiant, negotiator, negotiatress, negotiatrix, next best thing,
     nominee, officer, ombudsman, operative, paranymph,
     paraprofessional, patrolman, peace officer, personnel, phony,
     pinch hitter, pleader, police captain, police commissioner,
     police constable, police inspector, police matron, police officer,
     police sergeant, policeman, policewoman, portreeve, proctor,
     procurator, producer, proxy, rector, reeve, relief, replacement,
     representative, reserve, reserves, responsible person, ringer,
     roundsman, sea lawyer, second, second string, secondary, selectee,
     self-styled lawyer, sergeant, sergeant at arms, servant, sheriff,
     sideman, sign, solicitor, spares, spokesman, spokesperson,
     spokeswoman, stand-in, sub, substituent, substitute, substitution,
     succedaneum, supercargo, superintendent, superseder, supplanter,
     supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist, surrogate, symbol,
     synecdoche, third string, tipstaff, tipstaves, token, trooper,
     understudy, utility player, vicar, vice-president, vice-regent

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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).

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  DEPUTY, n.  A male relative of an office-holder, or of his bondsman. 
  The deputy is commonly a beautiful young man, with a red necktie and
  an intricate system of cobwebs extending from his nose to his desk. 
  When accidentally struck by the janitor's broom, he gives off a cloud
  of dust.
      "Chief Deputy," the Master cried,
      "To-day the books are to be tried
      By experts and accountants who
      Have been commissioned to go through
      Our office here, to see if we
      Have stolen injudiciously.
      Please have the proper entries made,
      The proper balances displayed,
      Conforming to the whole amount
      Of cash on hand -- which they will count.
      I've long admired your punctual way --
      Here at the break and close of day,
      Confronting in your chair the crowd
      Of business men, whose voices loud
      And gestures violent you quell
      By some mysterious, calm spell --
      Some magic lurking in your look
      That brings the noisiest to book
      And spreads a holy and profound
      Tranquillity o'er all around.
      So orderly all's done that they
      Who came to draw remain to pay.
      But now the time demands, at last,
      That you employ your genius vast
      In energies more active.  Rise
      And shake the lightnings from your eyes;
      Inspire your underlings, and fling
      Your spirit into everything!"
      The Master's hand here dealt a whack
      Upon the Deputy's bent back,
      When straightway to the floor there fell
      A shrunken globe, a rattling shell
      A blackened, withered, eyeless head!
      The man had been a twelvemonth dead.
                                                         Jamrach Holobom

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