deputy

  • 1 deputy — dep·u·ty / de pyə tē/ n pl ties [Middle French deputé person appointed to exercise authority, from past participle of deputer to appoint, depute] 1: a person appointed as a substitute with power to act 2: a second in command or assistant who usu …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Deputy — may refer to: Steward (office) Deputy (legislator), a legislator in many countries, including: A member of a Chamber of Deputies A member of a National Assembly A member of the Dáil Éireann A member of the States of Guernsey or the States of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 deputy — dep u*ty (d[e^]p [ u]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Deputies} (d[e^]p [ u]*t[i^]z). [F. d[ e]put[ e], fr. LL. deputatus. See {Depute}.] 1. One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 deputy — dep‧u‧ty [ˈdepjti] noun deputies PLURALFORM [countable] JOBS someone in an organization who is immediately below the rank of another important person, and who is officially in charge when that other person is not there: • He was appointed deputy …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 Deputy — bezeichnet: einen Mitarbeiter des Sheriffs in der US amerikanischen Polizei Organisation, siehe Sheriff (Vereinigte Staaten) den Lord Deputy aka Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, der Repräsentant des englischen Königs den Deputy Supreme Allied… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 6 deputy — [dep′yo͞o tē, dep′yətē; dep′ət ē] n. pl. deputies [ME depute < Anglo Fr deputé, pp. of OFr deputer: see DEPUTE] 1. a person appointed to act as a substitute for, or as an assistant to, another 2. a member of any of certain national… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 deputy — (n.) c.1400, one given the full power of an officer without holding the office, from Anglo Fr. deputé, noun use of pp. of M.Fr. députer appoint, assign (14c.), from L.L. deputare to destine, allot, in classical Latin to esteem, consider, consider …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 deputy — 1 attorney, *agent, factor, proxy Analogous words: substitute, surrogate (see RESOURCE) 2 *delegate, representative …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 deputy — [n] assistant, agent aide, ambassador, appointee, assembly member, backup, commissioner, councilor, delegate, dogcatcher*, factor, legate, lieutenant, minister, proxy, regent, replacement, representant, representative, secondin command, sub,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 deputy — ► NOUN (pl. deputies) 1) a person appointed to undertake the duties of a superior in the superior s absence. 2) a parliamentary representative in certain countries …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 deputy — noun 1 second most important person ADJECTIVE ▪ acting ▪ former ▪ a former deputy chairman of the party ▪ chief VERB + DEPUTY ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 Deputy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deputy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 deputy deputy substitute vice proxy locum tenens badli delegate representative next friend surrogate secondary GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 regent …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 deputy — [[t]de̱pjʊti[/t]] ♦♦ deputies 1) N COUNT: oft N n A deputy is the second most important person in an organization such as a business or government department. Someone s deputy often acts on their behalf when they are not there. ...Jack Lang,… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 deputy — n. (pl. ies) 1 a person appointed or delegated to act for another or others (also attrib. : deputy manager). 2 Polit. a parliamentary representative in certain countries, e.g. France. 3 a coalmine official responsible for safety. Phrases and… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 deputy — noun a) 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 …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 deputy — dep|u|ty W2 [ˈdepjuti] n plural deputies [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: député, past participle of députer; DEPUTE] 1.) also Deputy someone who is directly below another person in rank, and who is officially in charge when that person is not …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 deputy */*/*/ — UK [ˈdepjʊtɪ] / US [ˈdepjətɪ] noun [countable] Word forms deputy : singular deputy plural deputies 1) a) someone whose job is the second most important in a department or organization, and who takes the responsibilities of the most important… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 deputy — n. a special deputy * * * [ depjʊtɪ] a special deputy …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 deputy — 1. noun he handed over his duties to his deputy Syn: second, second in command, number two; substitute, stand in, fill in, relief, understudy, locum tenens; representative, proxy, agent, spokesperson; informal sidekick, locum 2. adjective her… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 deputy — deputyship, n. /dep yeuh tee/, n., pl. deputies. 1. a person appointed or authorized to act as a substitute for another or others. 2. See deputy sheriff. 3. a person appointed or elected as assistant to a public official, serving as successor in… …

    Universalium


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