1. A person appointed as a substitute with authority and power to act.
2. An assistant exercising full authority in the absence of his or her superior and equal authority in emergencies.
3. A second in command or assistant who usually takes charge when his or her superior is absent.
4. One who stands for another.
5. To hand over (a task etc.) to someone else to do for one.
1 Kings 17:1 (NKJV)
"And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.”
Luke 10:19 (NKJV)
"Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
2 Kings 3:14 (NKJV)
"And Elisha said, “As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you, nor see you."
Luke 1:19 (AMPC)
"And the angel replied to him, I am Gabriel. I stand in the [very] presence of God, and I have been sent to talk to you and to bring you this good news."