Chamber of Deputies

Chamber of Deputies
deputy dep"u*ty (d[e^]p"[-u]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Deputies} (d[e^]p"[-u]*t[i^]z). [F. d['e]put['e], fr. LL. deputatus. See {Depute}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

There was then [in the days of Jehoshaphat] no king in Edom; a deputy was king. --1 Kings xxii. 47. [1913 Webster]

God's substitute, His deputy anointed in His sight. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. A member of the Chamber of Deputies. [France] [1913 Webster]

{Chamber of Deputies}, one of the two branches of the French legislative assembly; -- formerly called {Corps L['e]gislatif}. Its members, called deputies, are elected by the people voting in districts.

Syn: Substitute; representative; legate; delegate; envoy; agent; factor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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