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dep·u·ty

 (dĕp′yə-tē)
n. pl. dep·u·ties
1. A person appointed or empowered to act for another.
2. An assistant exercising full authority in the absence of his or her superior and equal authority in emergencies: a deputy to the sheriff.
3. A representative in a legislative body in certain countries.

[Middle English depute, from Old French, from past participle of deputer, to depute; see depute.]

deputy

(ˈdɛpjʊtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1.
a. a person appointed to act on behalf of or represent another
b. (as modifier): the deputy chairman.
2. (Parliamentary Procedure) a member of the legislative assembly or of the lower chamber of the legislature in various countries, such as France
3. (Mining & Quarrying) mining Brit another word for fireman4
[C16: from Old French depute, from deputer to appoint; see depute]

dep•u•ty

(ˈdɛp yə ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a person appointed or authorized to act as a substitute for another or others.
2. a person appointed or elected as assistant to a public official, serving as successor in the event of a vacancy.
3. a person representing a constituency in certain legislative bodies.
adj.
4. appointed, elected, or serving as an assistant or second-in-command.
[1375–1425; late Middle English depute < Old French, n. use of past participle of deputer to depute]
dep′u•ty•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deputy - someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergenciesdeputy - someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
2.deputy - an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
second-in-command - someone who relieves a commander
vicar-general - (Roman Catholic Church) an administrative deputy who assists a bishop
vice-regent - a regent's deputy
3.deputy - a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
legislator - someone who makes or enacts laws
4.deputy - a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
agent - a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
vicegerent - someone appointed by a ruler as an administrative deputy

deputy

noun
adjective
1. assistant, acting, supporting, helping, substitute, stand-in, temporary, fill-in, subordinate, depute (Scot.) the academy's deputy director

deputy

noun
1. One who stands for another:
2. A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
Translations
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deputy

[ˈdepjʊtɪ]
A. Nsuplente mf, sustituto/a m/f (Pol) → diputado/a m/f; (= agent) → representante mf
B. CPD deputy chairman Nvicepresidente/a m/f
deputy director Ndirector(a) m/f adjunto/a, subdirector(a) m/f
deputy head N (= deputy manager) → subdirector(a) m/f; (= deputy head teacher) → subdirector(a) m/fjefe/a m/f de estudios
deputy manager Nsubdirector(a) m/f
deputy minister Nviceministro/a m/f

deputy

[ˈdɛpjʊti] n
(= second in command) → adjoint(e) m/f
(= replacement) → suppléant(e) m/f, remplaçant(e) m/f
(= member of parliament) → député mdeputy chairman n [deputy chairmen] (pl) → vice-président mdeputy director nsous-directeur/trice m/fdeputy head n [school] → directeur/trice m/f adjoint(e)deputy headmaster ndirecteur m adjointdeputy headmistress ndirectrice f adjointedeputy leader n (British) [party] → vice-président(e) m/f, vice-secrétaire mfdeputy mayor nmaire mf adjoint(e)deputy president nvice-président(e) m/fdeputy prime minister nvice-Premier ministre mfDeputy Secretary n (US)ministre mf adjoint(e)deputy sheriff n (US)shérif mf adjoint(e)

deputy

n
Stellvertreter(in) m(f)
(in deputation) → Delegierte(r) mf
(also deputy sheriff)Hilfssheriff m
(in France) → Deputierte(r) mf; (US, in foreign parliaments) → Abgeordnete(r) mf
adj attrstellvertretend

deputy

[ˈdɛpjʊtɪ]
1. n (second-in-command) → vice m/f; (replacement) → sostituto/a, supplente m/f
2. adj deputy chairmanvicepresidente m
deputy head (Scol) → vicepreside m/f
deputy leader (Brit) (Pol) → sottosegretario
deputy secretary → vicesegretario

depute

(diˈpjuːt) verb
1. to appoint a person to take over a task etc.
2. to hand over (a task etc) to someone else to do for one.
ˌdepuˈtation (depju-) noun
a group of people appointed to represent others. The miners sent a deputation to the Prime Minister.
deputize, deputise (ˈdepju-) verb
to act as a deputy. She deputized for her father at the meeting.
deputy (ˈdepjuti) noun
someone appointed to help a person and take over some of his jobs if necessary. While the boss was ill, his deputy ran the office.
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He was as much out of place as an old sword -- now rusty, but which had flashed once in the battle's front, and showed still a bright gleam along its blade -- would have been among the inkstands, paper-folders, and mahogany rulers on the Deputy Collector's desk.
It had started its first newspaper in Japan, and elected its first deputy in Argentina; in France it named members of cabinets, and in Italy and Australia it held the balance of power and turned out ministries.
The one active proceeding in which he seemed to think it necessary to engage was performed by deputy.
That, perhaps, it was a little unreasonable that these registrars in the receipt of profits amounting to eight or nine thousand pounds a year (to say nothing of the profits of the deputy registrars, and clerks of seats), should not be obliged to spend a little of that money, in finding a reasonably safe place for the important documents which all classes of people were compelled to hand over to them, whether they would or no.
Now it appeared to him (Pumblechook) that if that capital were got into the business, through a sleeping partner, sir - which sleeping partner would have nothing to do but walk in, by self or deputy, whenever he pleased, and examine the books - and walk in twice a year and take his profits away in his pocket, to the tune of fifty per cent.
Macey," said the deputy clerk, with an air of anxious propriety, "I'm nowise a man to speak out of my place.
In the female nurseries, the young girls of quality are educated much like the males, only they are dressed by orderly servants of their own sex; but always in the presence of a professor or deputy, till they come to dress themselves, which is at five years old.
The Emperor had sent a viceroy into this province, whose firm attachment to the Roman Church, as well as great abilities in military affairs, made him a person very capable of executing the orders of the Emperor, and of suppressing any insurrection that might be raised, to prevent those alterations in religion which they were designed to promote: a farther view in the choice of so warlike a deputy was that a stop might be put to the inroads of the Galles, who had killed one viceroy, and in a little time after killed this.
Those persons who may still remember the summer of 1819 can imagine the woes of the poor deputy, who was struggling along, drenched in sweat, to regain his mocking friend.
He had long determined to marry Mademoiselle Cormon; for the Charter, on which he had just been ruminating, offered to his ambition, through the half of her property, the political career of a deputy.
The queen, who was scarcely less afraid of Monsieur de Beaufort than the cardinal himself, and who was almost as superstitious as he was, made him repeat word for word all La Ramee's praises of his deputy.
Insurrection with one accord Banded itself and woke: And Paul was about to open his mouth When Achaia's Deputy spoke

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