Deputy vs Provisor - What's the difference?

deputy | provisor |


As nouns the difference between deputy and provisor

is that deputy is one appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc while provisor is a deputy of a roman catholic bishop.

deputy

English

Noun

(deputies)
  • One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
  • (in France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called
  • (Ireland) a member of , or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)
  • Eamon Ryan is a Deputy in the Dáil.
    At today's meeting, Deputy Ryan will speak on local issues.

    Usage notes

    Deputy'' is used in combination with the names of various executive officers, to denote an assistant empowered to act in their name; as, ''deputy collector, deputy marshal, deputy sheriff.

    Synonyms

    * substitute * representative * legate * delegate * envoy * agent * See also

    Hyponyms

    * vice admiral * vice director * vicegerent * vice president

    See also

    * vice-

    provisor

    English

    Alternative forms

    * provisour (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A deputy of a Roman Catholic bishop.
  • The holder of a papal provision.
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