[ noun ] (law) someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
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 .
[ noun ] (work) an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
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 '' .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16981