deputize

verb
dep·​u·​tize | \ ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz How to pronounce deputize (audio) \
deputized; deputizing

Definition of deputize

transitive verb

: to appoint as deputy

intransitive verb

: to act as deputy

Other Words from deputize

deputization \ ˌde-​pyə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce deputize (audio) \ noun

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Examples of deputize in a Sentence

I deputize for the newspaper's editor on the weekends. he deputized a local citizen to take charge of the situation while he went for reinforcements
Recent Examples on the Web But federal statutes passed in the 1930s deputize ordinary investors to help the SEC do its job, by giving buyers of unregistered securities the right to sue the seller for their money back. Paul Kiernan, WSJ, 26 May 2022 And while the city can deputize other employees to issue tickets to offenders, that can be a potentially volatile situation for workers who are not trained, City Law Director William Ondrey Gruber said. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 15 Mar. 2022 In theory, deals to cross-deputize local and tribal officers can resolve jurisdictional problems, since whichever authority shows up at the crime scene has the ability to handle it, no matter whether the parties are Native American. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 21 Feb. 2022 Server owners can deputize moderators to enforce the rules. New York Times, 29 Dec. 2021 Johnson will likely deputize Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland for that role, RNS reports. Peter Weber, The Week, 18 June 2021 Obviously there are a number of differences between the Rittenhouse case and that of the men who killed Arbery, but both raise the same fundamental question: Who will the state allow to self-deputize as killer police? Molly Osberg, The New Republic, 18 Nov. 2021 Last week the Capitol Police Board issued an emergency declaration, which will go into effect about the time of the demonstration and allow the Department to deputize outside law enforcement officers as United States Capitol Police Special Officers. Oren Liebermann And Alex Marquardt, CNN, 15 Sep. 2021 The Capitol Police Board already issued an emergency declaration that will go into effect of the demonstration, allowing the department to deputize outside law enforcement officers as U.S. Capitol Police special officers. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 14 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of deputize

circa 1736, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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27 Jul 2022

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“Deputize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deputize. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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deputize

verb
dep·​u·​tize | \ ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz How to pronounce deputize (audio) \
deputized; deputizing

Kids Definition of deputize

: to appoint as deputy

deputize

verb
dep·​u·​tize | \ ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz How to pronounce deputize (audio) \
deputized; deputizing

Legal Definition of deputize

transitive verb

: to appoint as deputy

intransitive verb

: to act as deputy

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