Definitions for deputyˈdɛp yə ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dep•u•tyˈdɛp 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.

    Category: Government

  3. a person representing a constituency in certain legislative bodies.

    Category: Government

  4. (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

dep′u•ty•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deputy, deputy sheriff(noun)

    someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies

  2. deputy, lieutenant(noun)

    an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

  3. deputy(noun)

    a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)

  4. deputy, surrogate(noun)

    a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. deputy(noun)ˈdɛp yə ti

    a position one step lower than the most senior official

    the deputy Attorney General

  2. deputyˈdɛp yə ti

    ***policeman who assists a sheriff

    ***one of the sheriff's deputies

Wiktionary

  1. deputy(Noun)

    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.

  2. deputy(Noun)

    (in France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Lu00E9gislatif

  3. deputy(Noun)

    (Ireland) a member of Du00E1il u00C9ireann, or the title of a member of Du00E1il u00C9ireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)

  4. Origin: député, from deputatus (appointed).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deputy(noun)

    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

  2. Deputy(noun)

    a member of the Chamber of Deputies

Freebase

  1. Deputy

    A deputy is a legislator in many countries, particularly those with legislatures styled as a 'Chamber of Deputies' or 'National Assembly'.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deputy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2639

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deputy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3447

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deputy' in Nouns Frequency: #916


Translations for deputy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

deputy(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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