deputy


deputy
dep·u·ty /'de-pyə-tē/ n pl -ties [Middle French deputé person appointed to exercise authority, from past participle of deputer to appoint, depute]
1: a person appointed as a substitute with power to act
2: a second in command or assistant who usu. takes charge when his or her superior is absent; specif: deputy sheriff

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

deputy
I noun agent, alternate, ambassador, appointee, assignee, broker, commissary, commissioner, delegate, emissary, envoy, factor, intermediary, legatus, lieutenant, minister, plenipotentiary, proctor, procurator, proxy, representative, second, secondary, substitute, surrogate, vicar, vicarius, vicegerent associated concepts: de facto deputy, deputy commissioner, deputy marshal, deputy officer, deputy sheriff, general deputy, special deputy foreign phrases:
- Vicarius non habet vicarium. — A deputy cannot have a deputy
II index acting, assistant, broker, coadjutant, conduit (intermediary), factor (commission merchant), liaison, medium, plenipotentiary, proctor, procurator, proxy, replacement, representative (proxy), spokesman, substitute, surrogate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


deputy
n.
An agent; a substitute; someone empowered by a superior to exercise the functions of the superior’s office and to act on the superior’s behalf.
v.
deputize

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


deputy
(of the Court of Protection)
England, Wales
An individual appointed by the Court of Protection to act and make decisions on behalf of a person who lacks the mental capacity to make those decisions for themselves.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


deputy
A person duly authorized by an officer to serve as his or her substitute by performing some or all of the officer's functions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


deputy
A person duly authorized by an officer to serve as his or her substitute by performing some or all of the officer's functions.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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