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dep yuh tahyz

  • v  act as a substitute
  • v  appoint as a substitute

  • The police are free to deputize onlookers, who will automatically be guiltless if any person present is subsequently killed or wounded, provided no malice or premeditation is .
  • Walmsley then announced that he would deputize 10,000 citizens, arm them with shotguns if Long tried to steal the election under the guns of State troops.
  • Captain Illingworth welcomes them, but he does not deputize even to radar his task of watching the sea.

  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    We do not deputize the American people to do the job that the federal government is supposed to do,Obama said.
  • John Baldacci in Brunswick Times Record
    Michael Vaughan has made progress with his recovery from injury but his chances of being fully fit for this (Lord's) test are extremely doubtful and we feel the best course of action is to avoid any uncertainty and for Andrew Strauss to deputize... David Graveney International Herald Tribune May 13, 2007 26666 35454 deputize We can deputize energy auditors and create an army of energy auditors," Baldacci said, to get the message out to the 473,000 households in Maine that they need to tighten up their homes for the coming winter.

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