Definitions of deputy

  1. someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A member of the Chamber of Deputies. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One appointed to act for another; an agent; a delegate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One deputed or appointed to act for another: a delegate or representative: in U.S. an assistant to a public officer, as Deputy U.S. Marshal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. One appointed to act for another. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A person delegated to act for another or others; representative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A person appointed or deputed to act for another; representative or delegate; one who exercises an office in another's right. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A person appointed to act for another a lieutenant; a viceroy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. acting as substitute for another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for deputy

  1. The deputy grinned contemptuously. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  2. The Branch or Division consisted of the Superintendent of Child Welfare, who, under the control of the Minister and the Director of Education, was charged with the administration of the Act; a Deputy Superintendent; and such Welfare Officers, managers, etc. – Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954) by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.