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depute British & World English

Appoint or instruct (someone) to perform a task for which one is responsible

depute English Thesaurus

he was deputed to handle negotiations in Baldwin's absence

député New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

member of the French parliament

advocate depute British & World English

(In Scotland) any of a number of officers who assist the Lord Advocate in prosecutions

sheriff-depute British & World English

(In Scotland) the chief judge of a county or district

Advocate Depute New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(in Scotland) officer assisting the Lord Advocate