deputy

Definition of deputy

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.
God's substitute,
His deputy anointed in His sight.
- Shak.
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.

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