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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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All us man-servants at Travellers' Lodgings is named Deputy.
This creature, Deputy, is behind us,' says Jasper, looking back.
He was about to marry a young and charming woman, whom he loved, not passionately, but reasonably, as became a deputy attorney of the king; and besides her personal attractions, which were very great, Mademoiselle de Saint-Meran's family possessed considerable political influence, which they would, of course, exert in his favor.
Now," said the deputy, "answer me frankly, not as a prisoner to a judge, but as one man to another who takes an interest in him, what truth is there in the accusation contained in this anonymous letter?
I am the Deputy Lock, on job, and this is the Lock-house.
His youth had long been a vexation to him, for he felt that the making of his career depended on his becoming a deputy.
Insurrection with one accord Banded itself and woke: And Paul was about to open his mouth When Achaia's Deputy spoke
By a mere coincidence, the visit was made on the day after the night that Deputy King had unlocked the house for another and very different purpose.
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.
On the stairs he met a couple--a lady running quickly on her high heels and the jaunty deputy prosecutor.
I remember, in the beginning of Queen Elizabeth's time of England, an Irish rebel condemned, put up a petition to the deputy, that he might be hanged in a withe, and not in an halter; because it had been so used, with former rebels.
I determined to make him my deputy and a confederate in my schemes of benevolence.

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