verb (used with object), deputed, deputing.
to appoint as one’s substitute, representative, or agent.
to assign (authority, a function, etc.) to a deputy.
verb (transitive) (dɪˈpjuːt)
to appoint as an agent, substitute, or representative
to assign or transfer (authority, duties, etc) to a deputy; delegate
noun (ˈdɛpjuːt)

a deputy
(as modifier; usually postpositive): sheriff depute


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