Definitions for deputyˈdɛp yə ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dep•u•tyˈdɛp yə ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
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.
(adj.)appointed, elected, or serving as an assistant or second-in-command.
Origin of deputy:
1375–1425; late ME depute < OF, n. use of ptp. of deputer to depute
deputy, deputy sheriff(noun)
someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
deputy(noun)ˈdɛp yə ti
a position one step lower than the most senior official
the deputy Attorney General
deputyˈdɛp yə ti
***policeman who assists a sheriff
***one of the sheriff's deputies
One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
(in France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Lu00E9gislatif
(Ireland) a member of Du00E1il u00C9ireann, or the title of a member of Du00E1il u00C9ireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)
Origin: député, from deputatus (appointed).
one appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc
a member of the Chamber of Deputies
A deputy is a legislator in many countries, particularly those with legislatures styled as a 'Chamber of Deputies' or 'National Assembly'.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'deputy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2639
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'deputy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3447
Rank popularity for the word 'deputy' in Nouns Frequency: #916
Translations for deputy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- afgevaardigde, gesantAfrikaans
- substitutoPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Stellvertreter(in)German
- stedfortræder; vice-; næst-; under-Danish
- suplente, sustitutoSpanish
- معاون؛ وکیلFarsi
- adjoint, ointeFrench
- מֵמָלֵא מָקוֹםHebrew
- प्रतिनिधि, उपHindi
- izaslanik, opunomoćenikCroatian
- nestkommanderende, stedfortreder, vara-, vise-Norwegian
- معاون؛ وکیلPersian
- نماينده، وكيل، مرستيالPashto
- namestnik, pomočnikSlovenian
- ställföreträdare, vikarieSwedish
- 副(職)Chinese (Trad.)
- заступник; замісникUkrainian
- نیابت کرنے والاUrdu
- cấp phóVietnamese
- 副（职）Chinese (Simp.)
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