dep´u`ty   Pronunciation: dĕp´ũ`tŷ
n.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.
2.A member of the Chamber of Deputies.
Chamber of Deputies
one of the two branches of the French legislative assembly; - formerly called Corps Législatif. Its members, called deputies, are elected by the people voting in districts.
Noun1.deputy - someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
Synonyms: deputy sheriff
2.deputy - an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
Synonyms: lieutenant
3.deputy - a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
4.deputy - a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
Synonyms: surrogate

DEPUTY. One authorized by an officer to exercise the office or right which the officer possesses, for and in place of the latter.
     2. In general, ministerial officers can appoint deputies; Com. Dig. Officer, D 1; unless the office is to be exercised by the ministerial officer in person; and where the office partakes of a judicial and ministerial character, although a deputy may be made for the performance of ministerial acts, one cannot be made for the performance of a judicial act; a sheriff cannot therefore make a deputy to hold an inquisition, under a writ of inquiry, though he may appoint a deputy to serve a writ.,
     3. In general, a deputy has power to do every act which his principal might do but a deputy cannot make a deputy.
     4. A deputy should always act in the name of his principal. The principal is liable for the deputy's acts performed by him as such, and for the neglect of the deputy; Dane's Ab. vol. 3, c. 76, a. 2; and the deputy is liable himself to the person injured for his own tortious acts. Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; Com. Dig. Officer, D; Viscount, B. Vide 7 Vin. Ab. 556 Arch. Civ. Pl. 68; 16 John. R. 108.

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-- deputy --
Deputy district attorneys
Deputy lieutenant
Deputy of the attorney general
deputy sheriff
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