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deputy  

  ( deputies    plural  )
1       n-count   A deputy is the second most important person in an organization such as a business or government department. Someone's deputy often acts on their behalf when they are not there.  
oft N n  
...Jack Lang, France's minister for culture, and his deputy, Catherine Tasca.     
2       n-count   In some parliaments or law-making bodies, the elected members are called deputies.  
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depute, dept, duty, deputize

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n.
officer of the Church of England
n.
government by revocable delegates chosen and controlled by groups of 25 delegators. Revocable delegates designated the higher levels : basis delegate, council delegate, deputy-delegate, national delegate, international delegate, and world delegate.
n.
(#CD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 basis delegates, chosen and controlled by them. 25 council delegates can choose a deputy-delegate.
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