a person appointed or authorized to act as a substitute for another or others.
a person appointed or elected as assistant to a public official, serving as successor in the event of a vacancy.
a person representing a constituency in certain legislative bodies.
appointed, elected, or serving as an assistant or second-in-command.
- dep·u·ty·ship, noun
- sub·dep·u·ty, noun, plural sub·dep·u·ties.
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How to use deputy in a sentence
Patrick Klugman, the deputy mayor of Paris, said: “We are living our kind of 9/11,” he said.
Coincidently, both he and the deputy shadow governor are Korengalis and Zalwar Khan knows them well.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One is Dmitry Rogozin, the former ambassador to NATO and current deputy prime minister.
Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem deputy Prime Minister, attacked the Conservatives for their predictable response to the report.
Ibrahim made clear to deputy Dennis Meyer that his daughter was a respectful and dutiful girl of Sudanese extraction.
The door was opened; and the deputy stood back, while the son of the Duke entered the vestibule of the prison.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Indeed, he thought the Englishman was some important official and took Chumru for his native deputy.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The district headman is the deputy of the tribal ward headman to whom he is immediately responsible.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
After a preliminary defeat he was elected deputy at the time when Sallenauve sent in his resignation, in 1841.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
He was a deputy sitting on the right and upholding the Royalist platform of Divine Right.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
British Dictionary definitions for deputy
a person appointed to act on behalf of or represent another
(as modifier): the deputy chairman
a member of the legislative assembly or of the lower chamber of the legislature in various countries, such as France
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