deputy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deputy an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
    • n deputy someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
    • n deputy a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
    • n deputy a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1755, the first Canadian post office opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fist Deputy Postmaster General was American inventor Benjamin Franklin who was later dismissed for sympathizing with the American revolutionary cause
    • deputy A member of the Chamber of Deputies.
    • deputy 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.""God's substitute,
      His deputy anointed in His sight."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deputy A person appointed or elected to act for another or others; one who exercises an office in another's right; a lieutenant or substitute.
    • n deputy Specifically.
    • n deputy One deputed to represent a body of electors; one elected to the office of representative: as, the deputies to the French Chamber of Deputies.
    • n deputy In law, one who by authority exercises another's office or some function thereof, in the name or place of the principal, but has no interest in the office. A deputy may in general perform all the functions of his principal, or those specially deputed to him, but cannot again depute his powers. Specifically— A subordinate officer authorized to act in place of the principal officer, as, for instance, in his absence. If authorized to exercise for the time being the whole power of his principal, he is a general deputy, and may usually act in his own name with his official addition of deputy, etc.
    • deputy Serving as a deputy; deputed: as, a deputy sheriff.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Deputy one deputed or appointed to act for another: a delegate or representative, or substitute
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Quotations

  • Georg Hegel
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    “The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. député, fr. LL. deputatus,. See Depute
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. deputāre, to cut off, (late) to select.

Usage

In literature:

The Deputy Commissioner of districts had large civil, criminal, and fiscal powers.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
While they were doing this the deputy sheriff stepped up and rearrested Henry.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
The justices and deputy lieutenants declared that they would sustain, at all hazard, the Protestant religion.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The deputies, accurately acquainted with what was passing in their departments, knew, that facts had been misrepresented.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
Vote of the Massachusetts House of Deputies.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
The act was that of the Deputy.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
He wished that he had handed both boat and cargo over to the deputy collector of the port.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
The people demanded that the senate should send deputies to the invading army to treat for peace.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A deputy of the Third Estate having been severely beaten by a noble, his demands for redress were treated as absurd.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
He gathered together at the Town Hall several communal and provincial deputies, some deputies and senators.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
In 1753 he was appointed Deputy Postmaster of the American colonies.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
Mobilized as nurses because you are friend of a friend of a deputy!
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
You'll need deputies, you know.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
I'm Joe Hawkins, special deputy over at Roaring River.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
But he has a cousin who's a deputy.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
The country is governed, literally, by the Chamber of Deputies.
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
Since he was not of the easily discouraged kind, the deputy stayed to supper on invitation of Lee.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
When "Babe" returned some eight days later, with the deputy sheriff, he found the Colonel striding to and fro, his wrath having in no wise abated.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Miss Kate O'Connor was deputy clerk of Winnebago County for ten years, and Miss Rose Beatson was deputy county treasurer.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
It was only to be expected, after the deputy sergeant-major's words!
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
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In poetry:

The Judge of this year Court
Is a mellitary beak,
He knows no more of Lor
Than praps he does of Greek,
And prowides hisself a deputy
Because he cannot speak.
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Thou understandest? Then it is enough;
No shadow-deputy shall mock my friend;
We walk the same path, over smooth and rough,
To meet ere long at the unending end.
"To An Autograph-Hunter" by George MacDonald
Walpole talks of "a man and his price."
List to a ditty queer —
The sale of a Deputy-Acting-Vice-
Resident-Engineer,
Bought like a bullock, hoof and hide,
By the Little Tin Gods on the Mountain Side.
"Public Waste" by Rudyard Kipling
The City Hall at Nordhausen. Deputies and Burghers assembling.
To the right, at a table near the President's chair, is seated
the Public Scrivener. Enter DIETRICH VON TETTENBORN, and HENRY
SCHNETZEN with an open letter in his hand.
"The Dance To Death. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
The Governor knows, and the Deputy, and all of the warders know,
Once a week, and on Sunday, we sit in a sinful row,
And bargain for chews of tobacco under the cover of prayer—
And the harmless Anglican chaplain is the only innocent there.
"The Song of a Prison" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Both of his opponents are currently Walla Walla County sheriff's deputies and have been for over 30 years.
Cynthia Brim , a Cook County judge, was arrested in a confrontation with two sheriff¿s deputies at the Daley Center last week after acting erratically on the bench in a suburban court the day before has been removed from judicial duties.
An intoxicated man ran into a Brownsville home stealing a laptop while the family was home and was later found naked by sheriff's deputies June 17.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a man making threats with a gun at the Brownsville Marina around 3:15 pm July 11.
Sheriffs deputies say they're investigating a pool of suspects.
View full size Randall Floyd Roberts, above, is the father of Randall Justin Roberts, 34, who the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office says shot himself when deputies attempted to serve him a warrant at a residence in Buhl on Sunday, Sept 3.
Deputies arrested a Miami Beach man on charges including cocaine trafficking early Friday morning after a traffic stop on State Road 207.
Three officers with the Greensboro Police Department, including the department's new deputy chief, will advance in rank in October.
Lee County Deputy Safety Director Kim Dickerson has resigned from her position, according to an - 8:26 pm.
Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery said on Friday that Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda now stands convicted of eight counts of residential burglary and one count of possessing stolen property.
Felix was identified as the suspect in this second burglary , and Hesperia deputies were searching for Felix when he was arrested by Victorville deputies for the burglary at Victor Valley Shooters, according to Miller.
Man arrested after attempted abduction in Orange County, deputies say.
Anhyzers by the day , loops at night: Zach Deputy tours Tahoe.
Zach Deputy might be spotted on a disc golf course Friday afternoon.
For the second time in two months, Lehigh Acres Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Tice has been recognized for his police work in solving a case involving what the Sheriff's Office is calling the apprehension of a serial burglar in Lehigh.
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In science:

Dyatlov, the deputy chief engineer at the second tail of the Chernobyl Power Plant said: “I heard the first stroke from the turbine building.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
So my family (5 of us) and two Soviets, Boris and Ben Sidorov (now deputy director of the Budker Institute), piled into my car and drove from Geneva to where one takes the train to Zermat.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
The computer support team assembled under Ray’s superb leadership includes his deputy John Urish (Fermilab), David Tang and Quinton Healy (Fermilab), Mike DiSalvo and Ken Zhou (SLAC), Bryan Abshier (LBL), and Andrew Hahn, Joseph Proulx, Martin Nagel, and Jason Gray (U Colorado).
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
Dr Terry Bridges has resigned as Deputy Gemini Scientist at the AAO and returned to his native Canada for personal reasons.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
In Brazil, in proportional elections (deputies or city councillors) the voters vote directly for the candidates and not for the parties.
Election results and the Sznajd model on Barabasi network
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