American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person appointed or empowered to act for another.
- n. An assistant exercising full authority in the absence of his or her superior and equal authority in emergencies: a deputy to the sheriff.
- n. A representative in a legislative body in certain countries.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person appointed or elected to act for another or others; one who exercises an office in another's right; a lieutenant or substitute.
- n. Specifically.
- n. One deputed to represent a body of electors; one elected to the office of representative: as, the deputies to the French Chamber of Deputies.
- n. In law, one who by authority exercises another's office or some function thereof, in the name or place of the principal, but has no interest in the office. A deputy may in general perform all the functions of his principal, or those specially deputed to him, but cannot again depute his powers. Specifically— A subordinate officer authorized to act in place of the principal officer, as, for instance, in his absence. If authorized to exercise for the time being the whole power of his principal, he is a general deputy, and may usually act in his own name with his official addition of deputy, etc.
- Serving as a deputy; deputed: as, a deputy sheriff.
- n. 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.
- n. : A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif
- n. Ireland a member of Dáil Éireann, or the title of a member of Dáil Éireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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
- n. France A member of the Chamber of Deputies.
- n. a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
- n. a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
- n. an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
- n. someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
- French député, from Late Latin deputatus (appointed). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English depute, from Old French, from past participle of deputer, to depute; see depute. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The commander of army group aviation is subordinate to the army group commander, but has the title deputy army group commander for aviation. 8 His CP is normally within 10 to 15 km of the army group's main CP to ensure a close relationship.”
“Ironically, the new deputy is a member of the Ethics Council of the House.”
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“Mr. Liu promoted Ricardo Elias Morales , another deputy comptroller, to replace Mr. Eve, and he tapped Valerie Budzik to the title of deputy comptroller/general counsel to fill Mr. Morales's slot.”
“Bill Rumpf her long-time deputy, is Acting Director and a good candidate for the job.”
“Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, the government's top economic policy maker, who also holds the title of deputy prime minister, said: The crisis in Europe is getting deeper and we are watching with concern.”
“I am like Barney Fife, the incompetent sheriff's deputy from the old "Andy Griffith Show," who was allowed to carry only one bullet, so as to minimize potential damage to life and limb.”
“School officials expelled him for possession and use of a weapon, and they called a deputy sheriff to the scene, said Mikel and his father, Andrew Mikel Sr.”
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