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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dep·u·ty /ˈdɛpjəti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 dep·u·ty n.; pl. Deputies
 1. 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.   --1 Kings xxii. 47.
 God's substitute,
 His deputy anointed in His sight.   --Shak.
 Note:Deputy is used in combination with the names of various executive officers, to denote an assistant empowered to act in their name; as, deputy collector, deputy marshal, deputy sheriff.
 2. A member of the Chamber of Deputies. [France]
 Chamber of Deputies, one of the two branches of the French legislative assembly; -- formerly called Corps Législatif. Its members, called deputies, are elected by the people voting in districts.
 Syn: -- Substitute; representative; legate; delegate; envoy; agent; factor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in
           emergencies [syn: deputy sheriff]
      2: an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
         [syn: lieutenant]
      3: a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly
         (such as in France)
      4: a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
         [syn: surrogate]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    in 1 Kings 22:47, means a prefect; one set over others. The same
    Hebrew word is rendered "officer;" i.e., chief of the
    commissariat appointed by Solomon (1 Kings 4:5, etc.).
      In Esther 8:9; 9:3 (R.V., "governor") it denotes a Persian
    prefect "on this side" i.e., in the region west of the
    Euphrates. It is the modern word _pasha_.
      In Acts 13:7, 8, 12; 18:12, it denotes a proconsul; i.e., the
    governor of a Roman province holding his appointment from the
    senate. The Roman provinces were of two kinds, (1) senatorial
    and (2) imperial. The appointment of a governor to the former
    was in the hands of the senate, and he bore the title of
    proconsul (Gr. anthupatos). The appointment of a governor to the
    latter was in the hands of the emperor, and he bore the title of
    propraetor (Gr. antistrategos).