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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.
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
There was then [in the days of Jehoshaphat] no king
in Edom; a deputy was king. --1 Kings
His deputy anointed in His sight. --Shak.
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['e]gislatif. Its members, called deputies, are elected
by the people voting in districts.
Syn: Substitute; representative; legate; delegate; envoy;
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
"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.
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