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  5  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deputy 
  adj  :  acting  as  substitute  for  another  [syn:  {deputy(a)},  {proxy(a)}] 
  n  1:  someone  authorized  to  exercise  the  powers  of  sheriff  in 
  emergencies  [syn:  {deputy  sheriff}] 
  2:  an  assistant  with  power  to  act  when  his  superior  is  absent 
  [syn:  {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:  {surrogate}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Deputy,  IN 
  Zip  code(s):  47230 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Deputy 
  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  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  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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