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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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fulltrúi
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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.
References in classic literature ?
So, scarcely was the decision known, when the Texan and Floridan deputies arrived at Baltimore in an incredibly short space of time.
It became necessary to keep an eye upon the deputies.
If I had not cajoled those three deputies they might have wanted La Billardiere's place themselves; whereas, now that I have invited them here, they will be ashamed to do so and will become our supporters instead of rivals.
That may be; but you know how it was decided for Casimir Perier as to age; and as to worldly possessions, des Lupeaulx does possess something,--not much, it is true, but the law does not take into account increase, which he may very well obtain; commissions have wide margins for the deputies of the Centre, you know, and we cannot openly oppose the good-will that is shown to this dear friend.
On the other hand, Mazarin, present at that audience, heard very well what those deputies demanded.
In like manner, the disbelief of a Divine Providence renders a man incapable of holding any public station; for, since kings avow themselves to be the deputies of Providence, the Lilliputians think nothing can be more absurd than for a prince to employ such men as disown the authority under which he acts.
The nurseries for males of noble or eminent birth, are provided with grave and learned professors, and their several deputies.
The chief of the deputation of the burghers was then heard addressing an interpellation to Mynheer Bowelt, whom he requested to let them know where the other deputies, his colleagues, were.
Among these deputies there are many who have had dealings with you, and it would be sufficient, that one of them should recognize your Highness.
Yes, yes; I must have at least four deputies, besides a jailer.
The valet led Felton through a large hall in which waited the deputies from La Rochelle, headed by the Prince de Soubise, and introduced him into a closet where Buckingham, just out of the bath, was finishing his toilet, upon which, as at all times, he bestowed extraordinary attention.
The powers, like those of the present Congress, were administered by deputies appointed wholly by the cities in their political capacities; and exercised over them in the same capacities.