What does deputy mean?

Definitions for deputy
ˈdɛp yə tideputy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deputy.

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

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.

    Etymology: député, from deputatus (appointed).

  2. deputy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: député, from deputatus (appointed).

  3. deputy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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'.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. deputy

    An officer appointed to assist the court upon some general courts-martial for the trial of officers, seamen, and marines, accused of a breach of the articles of war.

Editors Contribution

  1. deputy

    A person with the authority to make decisions for their line manager within a business, company, enterprise, organization, political party or form of unity government.

    The Director has a deputy who shares the responsibility of employee and resource management.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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

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How to say deputy in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deputy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deputy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of deputy in a Sentence

  1. Chez Valenta:

    It was the busiest period in the history of EMSin NYC, FDNY Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Frank Dwyer toldFox News. Calls surged to [the] high 5,000s and over 6,000. The highest one-day number of 911 calls was6,500 on March 30. Paramedics don gowns, gloves, goggles and N95 masks before they enter a home. Six percent of the FDNY’s 4,400 EMS workers are currently on COVID 19 medical leave. We had never seen anything like this before, in terms of magnitude and severity, The Queens-basedparamedic said. In those four weeks, it was really bad. I would finish a call, hit the available button, and Id immediately get another cardiac arrest. It was just like rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat for 16 hours, come back eight hours later, and do it all again. When asked what the hardest part of that four-week stretch was, the paramedic said,Not being able to save most of these people. This was a very dark period for me because no one was coming back, we werent able to resuscitate anyone. I got close once, but that person died too.It was just something I had never experienced at all during this job. It wasmentally exhausting and it was emotionally fatiguing. Dwyer told Fox that the FDNYs Counseling Services Unit (CSU) is available for all first responders. During the pandemic, CSU messaging has been provided to field units on a daily basis, including being sent directly to computers on board ambulances.

  2. Erich Hackney:

    Deputy [John] Blount decided to fingerprint Ford as well, something rarely done on a charge of this nature, it was this set of fingerprints that were taken by Blount that matched the print left by Ford at the crime scene.

  3. State John Kerry:

    In the last two days I have talked personally with his royal highness the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, who agreed that we need to try to move forward and we had a good conversation about it, and we know we can do it with countries that have a high ambient (temperature) challenge.

  4. Defense Patrick Shanahan:

    As Department of Defense Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller for the past 19 months, David Norquist has had insight into virtually every tenet of this department. I have the greatest confidence in Defense Chief Financial Officer abilities to lead a phenomenally talented team while performing the duties as Deputy Secretary of National Defense.

  5. Glenn Fine:

    It has been an honor to serve in the Inspector General community, both as the Inspector General of the Department of Justice and the DoD Acting Inspector General and Principal Deputy Inspector General performing the duties of the DoD Inspector General, the role of Inspectors General is a strength of our system of government. They provide independent oversight to help improve government operations in a transparent way.

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  • النائبArabic
  • представител, заместникBulgarian
  • Abgeordnete, Stellvertreter, Stellvertreterin, Abgeordneter, Deputierter, DeputierteGerman
  • delegado, representante, adjunto, diputado, sustituto, suplenteSpanish
  • edustaja, sijainen, varajäsenFinnish
  • suppléant, député, adjointFrench
  • fo-reiltaghManx
  • megbízott helyettesHungarian
  • պատգամավորArmenian
  • rappresentate, delegato, vice, deputatoItalian
  • 代議士, 代理, 代理人Japanese
  • მოადგილეGeorgian
  • tēputi, kaitiriwāMāori
  • adjudant, adjudanteDutch
  • deputado, representantePortuguese
  • adjunctRomanian
  • представительница, депутат, заместитель, представитель, заместительницаRussian
  • vice, biträdandeSwedish
  • milletvekili, delegeTurkish

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