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deputise

verb To delegate a task to a trusted subordinate.
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Abdel Rahman said that each public university chairman should decide, based on the circumstances of his university, whether he needs to carry out the decision to deputise security.
Abdel Hameed has the jurisdiction to deputise citizens, according to the Criminal Procedures Law.
The justice minister's decision to deputise university security nevertheless makes the latter under the auspices of the prosecutor general.
Matt Duke stands by to deputise. Midfielder Ian Ashbee (knee) is fit again but Damien Delaney and Dean are suspended while John Welsh (ankle) and Sam Collins (knee) are doubtful.
Larus Sigurdsson or Ronnie Wallwork could deputise.
On the day he was called upon to deputise for Kieren Fallon on Derby favourite Golan, Eddery was delayed because of a problem with his plane.
Paul Gerrard continues to deputise in goal in the absence of Paddy Kenny (groin) and Ian Bennett (broken finger).
Scott was suspended on Saturday and sweeper Darren Wilde had to deputise in goal as the Wellmen crashed to a 7-1 defeat at Ruthin Town - their heaviest of the season.
Apprentice Graham Gibbons is turning into a super-sub for Roy Brotherton, as his win on Be Warned in the 12-furlong claimer was the second time this year he has been drafted in by the Pershore trainer to deputise for the absent Ian Mongan.
Keeper Antti Niemi (neck) is out, with Tony Warner expected to deputise after returning from a loan spell with Leeds.
Keeper Rab Douglas (shoulder) is doubtful so Paul Henderson is set to deputise, while summer signings Gareth McAuley, Andy Johnson, Josh Low and Darren Kenton are hoping for a place in Rob Kelly's starting line-up.
JOHN REID will deputise for Jamie Spencer on Moyglare Stud Stakes runner-up Fear And Greed for Tommy Stack in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp tomorrow.