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1. Chiefly Brit a deputy, such as a clergyman appointed to deputize for a bishop in granting marriage licences
2. Psychiatry a person who is a substitute for someone else, esp in childhood when different persons, such as a brother or teacher, can act as substitutes for the parents
3. (in some US states) a judge with jurisdiction over the probate of wills, etc.