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Meaning & Definition of Deputy in English

English

Deputy

/dɛpjəti/

noun

1. Someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies

    synonym:
  • deputy
  • ,
  • deputy sheriff

2. An assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

    synonym:
  • deputy
  • ,
  • lieutenant

3. A member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in france)

    synonym:
  • deputy

4. A person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

    synonym:
  • deputy
  • ,
  • surrogate

Examples of using

He will be my deputy while I am away.