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deputize (one) as (something)

To temporarily grant one a position of power or authority. Because I'm going on vacation, I deputized my assistant as my surrogate.
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deputize someone as something

to assign someone the temporary power to act in some official capacity. The sheriff deputized Chuck as an aid during the uprising. Chuck was deputized as an officer of the law.
See also: deputize
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Deputization confers upon private police the same powers granted to the public police.
The second involves increased "interagency cooperation" between local law enforcement and the INS, including, in some instances, the "deputization" of police for immigration-related issues.
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Following the discussion of perpetrators is an examination of what they and their advocates offered as rhetorical (if not legal) "justifications" for these acts, including "self-defense," defense of property, "necessity" (public health and military metaphors), and "deputization" for "norm enforcement" purposes.
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After getting their certification of deputization, the trained labor inspectors will be deployed to the regions and industries they came from.