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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.
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The National League of Cities is requesting that local officials contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to seek federal deputization for local police officers serving at airports.
gov, and request deputization for LEOs at airports in your city.
The PM and CLC also proposed the certification to Congress by the President of the security of tenure bill, urgent resolution of all pending labor cases and disputes involving contractualization, deputization of labor unionists as labor inspectors, information drive among workers and employers on labor rights especially security of tenure, and more consultation with labor groups.
Deputization confers upon private police the same powers granted to the public police.
Collins' deputization, in the court's view, "did not alter his status as an agent or employee of the operator of the park.
A draft of the bureau's deputization order, a copy of which was obtained by the Inquirer, said that as monitoring agents of the BOC, Saso personnel will be given full authority to coordinate with BOC offices in the Philippines and their respective personnel to ensure the prevention of sugar smuggling in the country.
Children categorized as "underinsured" (because their health plans do not include coverage for recommended vaccinations) may receive VFC vaccines if they are served by a rural health clinic or federally qualified health center or under an approved deputization agreement.
Failure to follow deputization order shall be penalized in accordance with Section 49 (Penal Provisions).
Records show that he (Andaya) attempted to secure the written conformity of the OSG, albeit belatedly, when he asked for the intercession of Secretary Hermino Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office for the deputization of Malana," said Cabras.
The policeman asked them if they had the proper deputization papers to which the suspect replied no.
The posse comitatus deputizations were used because of concerns about the risk of looting and other disorder.
The process of rehearsal draws upon hood which often reaches back into the singers boyhood, mind provides him with the directed quickness of mind and the vocal stamina he requires, and which ensures that the choral results are generally quite passable - and sometimes excellent - despite the constant absences, deputizations, hirings and firings that always threaten the homogeneity of what can be achieved.