deputy has definitions from the fields of work,law,politics
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[ noun ] (law) someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies

Synonyms

deputy_sheriff

Used in print

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Suspecting an ambush , the two deputies decided to ride up a side canyon taking a short_cut into Catskill .

After spending two nights ( Wednesday and Thursday ) in Catskill , the deputies again headed for the Vermejo to finish their business .

Since the strength of the Mexicans had been underrated , too small a posse had been collected , and since the deputy had not been provided with search_warrants , MacPherson and his men decided it was much wiser to withdraw .

Finding it true that he was not inside , the deputies returned to the first house and tore holes through the side and the roof until they could see a body on the bed covered by a blanket .

Related terms

lawman substitute

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[ adjective ] acting as substitute for another

Synonyms

proxy

Used in print

(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)

Deputy coroner says it looks like he sucked_in a big pile of those thick suds and strangled on ' em .

Related terms

subordinate

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[ noun ] (work) an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

Synonyms

lieutenant

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Four additional deputies be employed at the Fulton_County_Jail and `` a doctor , medical_intern or extern be employed for night and weekend duty at the jail '' .

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[ noun ] (politics) a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)

Related terms

legislator France

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16981
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[ noun ] a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

Synonyms

surrogate

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