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deputy

Politics a member of the legislative assembly or of the lower chamber of the legislature in various countries, such as France
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"Scandalous!" roared the Texas deputies. "A wretched little strip of country like Florida to dare to compare itself to Texas, who, in place of selling herself, asserted her own independence, drove out the Mexicans in March 2, 1846, and declared herself a federal republic after the victory gained by Samuel Houston, on the banks of the San Jacinto, over the troops of Santa Anna!-- a country, in fine, which voluntarily annexed itself to the United States of America!"
It became necessary to keep an eye upon the deputies.
This decision, on being made known, utterly crushed the Texan deputies. Seized with an indescribable fury, they addressed threatening letters to the different members of the Gun Club by name.
"Among these deputies there are many who have had dealings with you, and it would be sufficient, that one of them should recognize your Highness."
"But," replied the officer, looking with astonishment at the personage whom he addressed as Monseigneur, "but your Highness surely does not suppose for one instant that the deputies will order Tilly's horse to quit their post?"
Felton cast his eyes round for means of escape, and seeing the door free, he rushed into the next chamber, in which, as we have said, the deputies from La Rochelle were waiting, crossed it as quickly as possible, and rushed toward the staircase; but upon the first step he met Lord de Winter, who, seeing him pale, confused, livid, and stained with blood both on his hands and face, seized him by the throat, crying, "I knew it!
Meanwhile, Lord de Winter, the deputies, the leaders of the expedition, the officers of Buckingham's household, had all made their way into the chamber.
It happened but too often, according to Plutarch, that the deputies of the strongest cities awed and corrupted those of the weaker; and that judgment went in favor of the most powerful party.
This past year the Christian County Sheriff's Office has lost four deputies. One has gained employment with the Illinois State Police, one laterally transferred employment to the Springfield Police Department, one has retired and one decided that law enforcement was not the career for him.
Iran Front Page reported that the new law means 34 current deputies or 12 percent of the membership will not be able to run next year.
Chiefs, commanders, directors of head offices, substitutes and deputies of the Iranian Armed Forces