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 sheriffnoun

    someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies

  2. deputy, lieutenantnoun

    an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

  3. deputynoun

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

  4. deputy, surrogatenoun

    a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

Wiktionary

  1. deputynoun

    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. deputynoun

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

    Etymology: député, from deputatus (appointed).

  3. deputynoun

    (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. Deputynoun

    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. Deputynoun

    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  

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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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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. Deputy Assistant Administrator Cheryl Anderson:

    One thing we're sure is that the situation won't get better if Deputy Assistant Administrator Cheryl Anderson looks the other way. Left unaddressed, extremist violence in the region will likely spread elsewhere, affecting security and well-being of Deputy Assistant Administrator Cheryl Anderson economic partners and allies. That's why our efforts are vital.

  2. Marine Gen. John Allen:

    With the U.S. embrace of great power competition, it’s ironic that the U.S. will be ceding the field in Afghanistan to the Chinese who will inevitably flow into the Afghan vacuum left by the U.S. departure. No one should have missed the explicit message sent by the Chinese in the recent warm and celebratory welcome of Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Beijing. That welcome appeared in stark contrast to the cold and confrontational reception of the American envoy, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

  3. Bola Osundairo:

    Yes, so Deputy Special Prosecutor Sam Mendenhall could then post it on social media ?

  4. Leonid Yemets:

    What happened is a catastrophe for the whole country, think about it: how can we now talk with out partners in the West, with our donors, after the minister comes out and says that the deputy head of the president's faction is corrupt. Who will want to speak with us after this?

  5. The State Department:

    Deputy Assistant Secretary Mendrala has years of experience – at the State Department, White House, and on Capitol Hill -- working to support human rights and advance the cause of democracy in Cuba, the American and Cuban people are better off because of her continued public service.

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  • النائبArabic
  • представител, заместникBulgarian
  • stedfortræderDanish
  • Abgeordneter, Deputierter, Deputierte, Stellvertreterin, Stellvertreter, AbgeordneteGerman
  • suplente, sustituto, diputado, adjunto, delegado, representanteSpanish
  • edustaja, sijainen, varajäsenFinnish
  • suppléant, adjoint, députéFrench
  • fo-reiltaghManx
  • megbízott helyettesHungarian
  • պատգամավորArmenian
  • delegato, deputato, rappresentate, viceItalian
  • 代理人, 代理, 代議士Japanese
  • მოადგილეGeorgian
  • kaitiriwā, tēputiMāori
  • adjudante, adjudantDutch
  • representante, deputadoPortuguese
  • adjunctRomanian
  • представитель, заместительница, заместитель, депутат, представительницаRussian
  • vice, biträdandeSwedish
  • డిప్యూటీTelugu
  • รองThai
  • delege, milletvekiliTurkish

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