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Noun: deputy  de-pyu-tee
  1. Someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
    - deputy sheriff
  2. An assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
    - 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
    - surrogate

Derived forms: deputies

Type of: agent, aid, assistant, help, helper, law officer, lawman, legislator, peace officer, supporter

Encyclopedia: Deputy, Indiana