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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deputy  \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. 




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