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Meaning of DEPUTY

Pronunciation:  'depyutee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
  2. [n]  someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
  3. [n]  a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
  4. [n]  a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
 

DEPUTY is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: deputy sheriff, lieutenant, surrogate
 
 See Also: agent, assistant, help, helper, law officer, lawman, legislator, peace officer, second-in-command, supporter, vicar-general, vicegerent, vice-regent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dep"u*ty\, n.; pl. {Deputies}. [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.

         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.
                                               --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;
     agent; factor.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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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