noun, plural dep·u·ties.
- deputy minister,
- deputy sheriff,
Origin of deputy
Examples from the Web for deputy
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|DAILY BEAST
One is Dmitry Rogozin, the former ambassador to NATO and current deputy prime minister.
Ibrahim made clear to Deputy Dennis Meyer that his daughter was a respectful and dutiful girl of Sudanese extraction.
When the deputy arrived at the apartment, he asked to speak with the girls and was led to their bedroom.
The deputy postmaster general took a serious view of the effect of the proposed relinquishment of the inland postage.The History of the Post Office in British North America|William Smith
The old man was silent for a few moments and then he asked: "Do he have the app'intment of the deputy marshals?"The Starbucks|Opie Percival Read
They've appointed a deputy to take charge here during my absence.The Devil's Garden|W. B. Maxwell
Getting himself elected a deputy in the National Assembly, he took his seat.Beacon Lights of History, Volume X|John Lord
So they let Joe out of his stall and showed the Deputy how deserving he was of the finest mate that could be in horsedom.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
noun plural -ties
- a person appointed to act on behalf of or represent another
- (as modifier)the deputy chairman
Word Origin for deputy
c.1400, "one given the full power of an officer without holding the office," from Anglo-French deputé, noun use of past participle of Middle French députer "appoint, assign" (14c.), from Late Latin deputare "to destine, allot," in classical Latin "to esteem, consider, consider as," literally "to cut off, prune," from de- "away" (see de-) + putare "to think, count, consider," literally "to cut, prune" (see pave).