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deputy (s) (noun), deputies (pl)
1. An assistant with power to act when his/her superior is absent.
2. Someone authorized to exercise the powers of a sheriff in emergencies.
3. Anyone who is appointed to represent or to act on behalf of others.
4. A representative in a legislative body in certain countries.
This entry is located in the following units: de- (page 36) put-, puta-, -pute, -puter, -puting, -putate, -putation, -putative (page 3)